“Lentils are friendly — the Miss Congeniality of the bean world.”
"He who receives his friends and gives no personal attention to the meal which is being prepared for them, is not worthy of having friends."
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
‘The Physiology of Taste’
"To invite someone is to take charge of his happiness during the time he spends under your roof."
"Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable."
Ina Garten, 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook'
"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"How can one make friends without exquisite dishes! It is mainly through the table that one governs!"
Jean-Jacques Regis de Cambaceres
French politician (1713-1824)
"It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him."
Miguel de Cervantes, 'Don Quixote'
"And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends."
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
‘The Taming of the Shrew’
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