SUMMER

"....that the mounds of ices, and the bowls of mint-julep and sherry cobbler they make in these latitudes, are refreshments never to be thought of afterwards, in summer, by those who would preserve contented minds."

Charles Dickens, while traveling in America (1842)
 

 

“Bakers of bread rolls and pastry cooks will not buy grain before eleven o'clock in winter and noon in summer.”

1635 law introduced by Cardinal Richelieu
 

 

“Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing ‘Embraceable You’ in spats.”

Woody Allen
 

 

“Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment.”

Elizabeth David, food writer (1913-1992)
 

 

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