“Cooks are in some ways very much like actors; they must be fit and strong, since acting and cooking are two of the most exacting professions. They must be blessed - or cursed, whichever way you care to look at it - with what is called the artistic temperament, which means that if they are to act or cook at all well, it cannot be for duds or dummies.”
Andre Simon (1877-1970)
‘The Concise Encyclopedia of Gastronomy’ (1952)
“Blessed relief for Mother and the other women in the household!”
Heinz slogan when it introduced the commercial version of ketchup in 1876.
“God bless my soul! No apple pie.”
Robert Oliver, commenting when no apple pie was served, ‘An Apple A Day’
“My final, considered judgment is that the hardy bulb [garlic] blesses and ennobles everything it touches - with the possible exception of ice cream and pie.”
Angelo Pellegrini, 'The Unprejudiced Palate' (1948)
“But I, when I undress me
Each night, upon my knees
Will ask the Lord to bless me
With apple-pie and cheese.”
Eugene Field, ‘Apple-Pie and Cheese’
“What? Sunday morning in an English family and no sausages? God bless my soul, what's the world coming to, eh?”
Dorothy Sayers, British writer
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