Daily Culinary Quote: The economics of hunger

“You have increasing poverty and increasing wealth. Fine food is one way to dispense with a lot of money… It’s understanding that our daily choices about food connect us to a worldwide economic system. And that economic system — not scarcity — creates worldwide hunger for millions of people.”

~ Frances Moore Lappé

Daily Culinary Quote: Bacon, chocolate, and Borgs

He was all healthy and in shape. She’d first poison him by introducing chocolate cake to his diet. And then bacon. No one could resist bacon. It was like the Borg from Star Trek. Any second now biomechanical humanoids would come marching out of the forest. “Resistance is futile. You will eat fattening chocolate.”

~ Celia Kyle (“Rebecca”)

Today’s Quote: Dating and food

“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.”

~ Judith Martin, “Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior”