Daily Culinary Quote: Food is the currency of aid

“I learned a long time ago with you that folks who were trying to be kind would rather do it with a macaroni-and-cheese bake than any personal involvement. You hand off a serving dish and you’ve done your job – no need to get personally involved, and your conscience is clean. Food is the currency of aid.”

~ Jodi Picoult (“Handle with Care”)

Daily Culinary Quote: We’re a Celebrity-Obsessed Culture (and this is not a good thing)

“Farms and food production should be, I submit, at least as important as who pierced their navel in Hollywood this week. Please tell me I’m not the only one who believes this. Please.

As a culture, we think we’re well educated, but I’m not sure that what we’ve learned necessarily helps us survive.”

~ Joel Salatin (“Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World”)

Daily Culinary Quote: Alpha Males and Chocolate Cake

“Word goes out tonight that you belong to me. Anyone fucks with you, they fuck with me …. I’m callin’ in all my markers. I’m not takin’ any more chances with this shit. Now you got an army of protection, whether you want it or not.”

I kept staring at him as that strange sensation took hold of my belly in a vice-like grip. “But…” I whispered. “Why?”

It was then he walked to me, put his hands to my neck and gently pulled me toward him until our bodies were touching. He looked down at me and his eyes changed. The warm, tender look was there but so was something else. Something I couldn’t read.

“Because you make a fucking great chocolate sheet cake.”

~ Kristen Ashley (“Rock Chick Rescue”)

Daily Culinary Quote: Kids in the Kitchen

“I love every minute in the kitchen with my kids, even the mess (I’ve learned to embrace it!). I find that in the car on the way home from school, I often get one-word answers when I ask about their day. But when we’re cooking, I get in-depth stories.”

~ Sarah Michelle Gellar

Daily Culinary Quote: Texans and Bacon

“You don’t need meat at every meal,” Riley offered, forking another bite of salad into his mouth and inwardly agreeing with Jack that it was certainly lacking something.

Jack was quiet for all of ten seconds, and then he couldn’t hold in his opinion one second more. “Are you really a Texan? I mean, really? Riley, if I have a headache, I’d put bacon around an aspirin before I take it.”

~ R. J. Scott (“The Heart of Texas”)