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)

Daily Culinary Quote: Cooking for oneself (both decadent and strange)

This was meant for December 17th, 2017. Apologies for being late:

“Because cooks love the social aspect of food, cooking for one is intrinsically interesting. A good meal is like a present, and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well, or even decently. Cooking for yourself allows you to be strange or decadent or both. The chances of liking what you make are high, but if it winds up being disgusting, you can always throw it away and order a pizza; no one else will know. In the end, the experimentation, the impulsiveness, and the invention that such conditions allow for will probably make you a better cook.”

~ Jenni Ferrari-Adler (Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone)

Daily Culinary Quote: The Secret to Pie is Pie

“The secret to pie,” she said, sweeping around the kitchen and peering into cupboards, “is the crust. And the filling. And the topping.”

“So the secret to pie is pie?”

“Am I wrong?” she asked, placing pie tins next to an oversized marble rolling pin on the counter.

“It’s not all that much of a secret,” I told her.

“Yet so few people ever get it right…”

~ K. B. Spangler (The Russians Came Knocking)