Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.
If your regrets linger, if you cannot find inspiration in solitude, then you still have much to learn from the writers and poets and the cooks on becoming the artist of your own life… you can never re-create the
past. But you can shape your own future. And you can make a cake.
If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.
Happy and successful cooking doesn’t rely only on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.
Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.
Cuisine is only about making foods taste the way they are supposed to taste.
~Chef Charlie Trotter