Daily Culinary Quotes (for 11/26/17): America – It’s a potluck with salad

“America, it has been observed, is not really a melting pot. It is actually a huge potluck dinner, in which platters of roasted chicken beckon beside casseroles of pasta, mounds of tortillas, stew pots of gumbo, and skillets filled with pilafs of every imaginable color.”

~ Andrea Chesman  (“Mom’s Best One-Dish Suppers: 101 Easy Homemade Favorites, as Comforting Now as They Were Then”)

“We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.”

~ Jane Elliot