“You can always pick it up.....If you're alone in the kitchen, who is going to see?”
Julia Child (1912-2004) 'French Chef Cookbook'
“When I was alone, I lived on eggplant, the stove top cook’s strongest ally…. “
'Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant'
“He who eats alone chokes alone.”
H. L. Mencken
Dictionary of Quotations (1942)
“Oh, the pleasure of eating my dinner alone!”
“Women never dine alone. When they dine alone they don't dine.”
Henry James (1843-1916)
“In general, I think, human beings are happiest at table when they are very young, very much in love or very alone.”
M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)
'An Alphabet for Gourmets' (1949)
“The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. 'I am not alone and unacknowledged.' They nod to me and I to them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
“Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.”
Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
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