Daily Culinary Quote: When we exist without thought or thanksgiving…

“There are very few men and women, I suspect, who cooked and marketed their way through the past war without losing forever some of the nonchalant extravagance of the Twenties. They will feel, until their final days on earth, a kind of culinary caution: butter, no matter how unlimited, is a precious substance not lightly to be wasted; meats, too, and eggs, and all the far-brought spices of the world, take on a new significance, having once been so rare. And that is good, for there can be no more shameful carelessness than with the food we eat for life itself When we exist without thought or thanksgiving we are not men, but beasts.”

~ M. F. K. Fisher (“The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition”)

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”)