The Cook's Alphabet of Quotations

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Maria Polushkin Robbins, Maria Polushkin
Ecco Press, 1997 - Religion - 254 pages
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Few subjects have fascinated the great minds of history, literature, and of course gastronomy, more than the preparation and enjoyment of food. In this delectable cornucopia of quotations, Maria Polushkin Robbins proves once and for all that food is more than mere sustenance - it's inspiration. A motley group of wits and other opinionated personalities, including Ernest Hemingway, Nora Ephron, Robert Frost, Queen Victoria, Julia Child, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Baudelaire, James Joyce, Lewis Carroll, Bette Davis, and Vladimir Nabokov, all reveal their honest thoughts on one of life's most elementary pleasures. From "Airline Food" to "Zakuski, " you can browse through the alphabetically arranged subjects for insights from food experts, food lovers, fellow cooks, and social commentators of every persuasion. Illustrated with charming line drawings, this collection will delight all who create and partake of gourmet comestibles or just plain fare.

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Contents

A Matter of Taste
1
Beer Ale and Porter
7
Chicken and Other Birds
33
Comfort and Consolation
39
Curry
58
Food and Love
76
Garlic
85
In Darkest America
110
Last Words
136
Praising the Pig
172
Restaurants
178
Signs and Portents
194
The Sweet Things in Life
200
Upstairs Downstairs
218
Water Water
230
You Are What You Eat
241

Just Follow the Recipe
128
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