Culinary Quote Dump Day: People in kitchens can be dangerous


“It’s amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that’s hot. Where there’s a lot of knives. You’re trusting your well-being with someone you’ve never before met or known.”

~ Alexandra Guarnaschelli

“my college doesn’t allow us to carry pepper spray for self defense cause they claim its a weapon.

i’m at culinary school.

every single student is carrying several hundred dollars worth of knives around with them and they teach classes on how to break down whole animals easily with said knives.

but no pepper spray.

no that’s way too dangerous”

~ determinationandaspatula (tumblr)

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“This is a world where everyone you work with has plenty of boiling liquids, blunt objects and sharp knives ready at hand. Have a sense of humor – you’ll need it.”

~ Chef Harold (posted on

“Those who are so eager for women and girls to go back to the kitchen might think again about just what it is we might be up to in there. You can plan a lot of damage from a kitchen. It’s also where the knives are kept.”

~ Laurie Penny

“Do not taunt a man for wearing chef pants. He has sharper knives than you, and he knows how to use them.”

~ Author Unknown


Personal Interlude

This Saturday is Staple! The Independent Media Expo, and I'm going to miss it because I used my vacation day to attend the cake competition last Saturday.  Poo.  For those who have no idea of what I'm talking about, it an "event to promote independent creative media: comics, art, animation, and self-published literature."  I missed last year's show too… double poo.  If anyone wants to go and buy Danielle Corsetto a drink for me, I'd really appreciate it.  Or you can buy some of her art instead.  She's very, very good, and I have a piece she did for me that will be displayed in my dining room as soon as I get the kitchen/dining room repainted.

This Sunday is International Women's Day, everyone ought to celebrate.

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