We ought to enjoy our food, we ought to take time and care and prepare it correctly, and we ought to have fun doing it and make it a communal event.
I was a romantic, messy thinker. I was raised with very conservative beliefs, but that was a long time ago.
When the war broke out I decided I would be very patriotic. Standing my full height. I presented myself to the Wacs and the to the Waves. And I was rejected - I was an inch too tall.
I was kind of an innocent hayseed from a middle-class, utterly nonintellectual background.
I'd like for people to be able to go to the universities and get a degree in fine arts-gastronomy.
People were hysterical about Communism the way people today are hysterical about flag burning. I'm really against these people who try to show that they're great patriots, because they're not thinking, they're just being hysterical.
Cooking hasn't yet been accepted as the art form it is. It should be on the level with any of the other art forms.
I love to teach - that's my role.
People liked to eat veal until they saw pictures of these darling little animals with brown eyes. Veal calves been raised the same way for centuries.
I think anyone who is a carnivore needs to understand that meat does not originally come in these neat little packages.
The shellfish thing is very scary. You have to know the people you buy from and exactly where their wholesalers are getting the fish from.
I'm very much for making everything safe. The more natural the means we use to raise our vegetables and get rid of bugs, the better.
I love root vegetables: carrots, parsnips, and turnips.
If you're buying tomatoes pick them up and smell them-they should have a lovely perfume. They need to be kept at fifty degrees or above, particularly during the growing season, because that's when they develop their flavor.
I'm a beet freak. I put them in the pressure cooker.
Cooking was taken with such seriousness in France that even ordinary chefs were proud of their profession. That's what appealed to me.
I always try to buy just what I need. You get ideas as to what's in season and what's best. I think if you have a preconceived idea before shopping, that makes it difficult. You have to have an open mind.
My father was in real estate, banking, and land management. As family life, it was very conventional, happy, and comfortable. We weren't wealthy, but we were well-off.
My mother was independent. She had grown up in Dalton and Pittsfield, in western Massachusetts, and she was one of the first women drivers in that area.
My father was in charge of managing the farm.
I'm not wild about those twenty-four hour marinades
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