Friday, 3 February 2012

Food quotes

Zucchinis terrific! Like bunnies, prolific!
On cooking and eating

If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. - Linda Henley

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.- Lewis Grizzard

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. -  Hippocrates

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. - an American proverb

Worries go down better with soup.  - Jewish Proverb

Soup is liquid comfort.  - Author Unknown

Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. - Garrison Keillor 

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. - Michael Pollan

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. - Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

This cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions ... will soon become me.  Such a tasty fact! -  Mike Garofalo 

On vegetable growing

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.  - Gertrude Stein

The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes. - Doris Lessing

Ripe vegetables were magic to me.  Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility.  I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green.  To lift a bean plant's hood of heartshaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods handing underneath could make me catch my breath. -  Michael Pollan 

On living simply

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed. - Jeanette Winterson

Better to eat vegetables and fear no creditors, than eat duck and hide from them. - The Talmud

On zucchinis

Zucchinis terrific! Like bunnies, prolific!-  Author Unknown

The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini.  Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables.  At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt. -  Dave Barry

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  1. I am from the Dave Barry school of thought on Zucchini's - never grow a vegetable you will be scared of. The idea of all that having to be creative with zucchini scares me to death. As a rsult I have none.

    1. On being afraid of vegetables, when we lived in England I once heard a great comment about Delia Smith a very 'English' TV chef. Someone once said that what defined a Delia Smith TV show was her attempts to tell the public not to be 'afraid' of this and that ingredient! It was all very tame and reassuring. What would she think of a tamarillo, bok choi or a bulb of fennel for that matter?



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