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Food Failure Quotes

“I would say to housewives, be not daunted by one failure, nor by twenty. Resolve that you will have good bread, and never cease striving after this result till you have effected it. If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you?”
'Housekeeping In Old Virginia'
Edited by Marion Cabell Tyree (1878)


“The failure or incomplete success of a recipe oftentimes depends upon some little detail that has been misunderstood or overlooked in the preparation.”
‘A Book for A Cook’, The Pillsbury Co. (1905)


“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)


“Sagebrush is a very fair fuel, but as a vegetable it is a distinguished failure. Nothing can abide the taste of it but the jackass and his illegitimate child the mule.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910) ‘Roughing It’



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