Daily Culinary Quote: Because this is America

“Why would you put bacon on nachos in the first place?” Misha asked.

“Dude. We’re in America. We put bacon on everything.”

~ Avon Gale (Power Play)


“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, we’ve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and that’s why you ought to be glad you’re an American.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Interview in City Limits, 11 March 1983)


“Aw, no. You’re taking us to that vegetarian place, aren’t you?”

“It’s a coffee place. You can’t just automatically classify anything that isn’t a steak house as vegetarian.”

“Yes, I can. This is America. You said Americans assert their own opinions as if they were facts and dismiss inconvenient facts as mere opinions.”

~ Kevin Hearne (Kaibab Unbound)


…or because you’re Texan….

Daily Culinary Quote: Hunger is not debatable

“When there’s hunger you don’t share out your food, you just devour the weakest ones. This practice works among wolves, since it lets the healthiest and strongest individuals survive. But among sentient races, selection of that kind usually allows the biggest bastards to survive and dominate the rest.”

~ Andrzej Sapkowski (Baptism of Fire)


“Hunger is a people-made phenomenon, so the central issue is power: the power of those who make the decisions about what is grown and who, or what, it’s grown for.”

~ Frances Moore Lappé


“When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.”

~ Mother Teresa


“Hunger is not debatable.”

~ Harry Hopkins


Daily Culinary Quote: Or possibly marbles made of oatmeal cookies…

This was meant for December 18th, 2017. Apologies for being late:

“On more than one occasion, the camera has cut to me after a break as I’m still trying to swallow the last bite of cookie. Those of you who have thought to yourselves, ‘That guy talks like he has marbles in his mouth,’ should know that they are not marbles, but oatmeal cookies.”

~ Lester Holt (news anchor for NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC)