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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.

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. Laurie Colwin via www.thebreadlist.com

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She died with a knife in her hand in her kitchen, where she had cooked for fifty years, and the death was solemnly listed in the newspaper as that of an artist.

She died with a knife in her hand in her kitchen, where she had cooked for fifty years, and the death was solemnly listed in the newspaper as that of an artist. Janet Flanner writing about the death of Mother … Continue reading

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If you shall listen willingly The good of the land you shall eat. – Isaiah 1:19

If you shall listen willingly The good of the land you shall eat. Isaiah 1:19

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Better bread with water than cake with trouble. – Russian Proverb

Better bread with water than cake with trouble.   Russian Proverb

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“You will never get out of pot or pan anything fundamentally better than what went into it. Cooking is not alchemy; there is no magic in the pot.”

“You will never get out of pot or pan anything fundamentally better than what went into it. Cooking is not alchemy; there is no magic in the pot.”  ‘Dishes & Beverages Of The Old South’ by Martha McCulloch-Williams (1913) with … Continue reading

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Bread is the only food I know that satisfies completely, all by itself. It comforts the body, charms the senses, gratifies the soul, and excites the mind. A little butter helps.

Bread is the only food I know that satisfies completely, all by itself. It comforts the body, charms the senses, gratifies the soul, and excites the mind. A little butter helps. Continue reading

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Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?…Eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. – Isaiah 55:2

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?…Eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. – Isaiah 55:2 Continue reading

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[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment…

[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment… Continue reading

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Resolve that you will have good bread…If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you?

Resolve that you will have good bread…If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you? Continue reading

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Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. Continue reading

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