Daily Culinary Quote: The correct way to apologize

“Nick sent me a freaking apology pie.

Several, in fact. First, it was apple-raisin, then Mo’s famous chess pie, then French silk, each delivered to my door every day by my decreasingly bemused sister-in-law.

“I’m charging him mileage,” Mo told me as she walked through my front door and placed the chocolate “too fluffy to look real” meringue masterpiece in my hands. I could see the delicate little chocolate shavings speckling the crusty brown dome through the plastic carrying case. Mo slapped the note into my palm. It just said, “Please.”

This was the saddest pie of all. The previous pies had at least told me Nick was sorry and that he wanted to start fresh.

“He’s moved on to meringue,” Mo said, shaking her head. “This does not bode well.”

“I honestly don’t know how to respond to this,” I said, taking the pie into the kitchen. Mo collected the empty pie tins from the counter. Pie never lasted long in our house. Samson had taken to stopping by the house every night to make sure no pie was left behind. As long as Mo was making daily deliveries, he said I could stay mad at Nick forever.

“I’ll talk to him,” I promised her. “Even though I really don’t want to.”

“You should,” Mo countered. “He asked this morning if I could get enough peaches to make a cobbler.”

“No one says they’re sorry with cobbler.”

“Yeah, ’cause saying it with pie is super-normal,” she retorted.”

~ Molly Harper (The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf)

 

Daily Culinary Quote: Because this is America

“Why would you put bacon on nachos in the first place?” Misha asked.

“Dude. We’re in America. We put bacon on everything.”

~ Avon Gale (Power Play)


“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, we’ve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and that’s why you ought to be glad you’re an American.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Interview in City Limits, 11 March 1983)


“Aw, no. You’re taking us to that vegetarian place, aren’t you?”

“It’s a coffee place. You can’t just automatically classify anything that isn’t a steak house as vegetarian.”

“Yes, I can. This is America. You said Americans assert their own opinions as if they were facts and dismiss inconvenient facts as mere opinions.”

~ Kevin Hearne (Kaibab Unbound)


…or because you’re Texan….

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