Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.
Recipes are like poems; they keep what kept us. And good cooks are like poets; they know how to count.
Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.
~Charles Pierre Monselet
The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven, I can scarcely expect bread.
There are always mysteries in old cookbooks, because even the most unpoetical depend on the existence of a living tradition for the cook to know when the result is correct.
~Charles Perry (In Taste: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery)