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”)

Daily Culinary Quote: Indulgent

“The word indulgent has become a popular catchphrase for dishes we should not eat for health’s sake. I never use it to describe food, only poor parenting.”

~ Martha Hall Foose (“Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook”)

Daily Culinary Quote: “If a post-workout cupcake is wrong, I don’t want to be right”

“And don’t tell the rest of the hardcore power lifters, but the fact that my gym is right next door to Sweet Vengeance, a bakery specializing in fucked-up sounding cupcakes that are insanely delicious, isn’t something I’m going to complain about—not like the rest of the babies bitching about sugar going to their guts and concealing their cuts. Cuts are all well and good, and I like my gut on the flatter side, but if a post-workout cupcake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”

~ Lili Valente (“Spectacular Rascal” 2016)