“The failure of 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)
“One only dines well at the homes of true gastronomes who feel all the nuances: the least puffiness spoils the loveliest of faces and attention to detail creates perfection.”
Lucien Tendret, French lawyer and gastronome; great-nephew of Brillat-Savarin (1825-1896)
“But, lady, as women, what wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of the kitchen? Lupercio Leonardo spoke well when he said: how well one may philosophize when preparing dinner. And I often say, when observing these trivial details: had Aristotle prepared vituals [sic], he would have written more.”
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Mexican nun three hundred years ago
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