"Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread --- there may be."
David Grayson, 'Adventures in Contentment' (1907)
"The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living"
“Gastronomy, has been the joy of all peoples through the ages. It produces beauty and wit and goes hand in hand with goodness of heart and a consideration of others.”
Charles Pierre Monselet (1825-88)
French journalist and author.
“This curry was like a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that I'd once heard.....especially the last movement, with everything screaming and banging 'Joy.' It stunned, it made one fear great art. My father could say nothing after the meal.”
“Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”
Elsa Schiaparelli Italian designer (1890-1973)
“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.”
“Do not overcook this dish. Most seafoods...should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy.”
Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet)
“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.”
Joseph Wood Krutch, naturalist
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