• What does cookery mean? It means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe,
    and of Calypso, and Sheba. It means knowledge of all herbs, and fruits, and
    balms and spices... It means the economy of your great-grandmother and the
    science of modern chemistry, and French art, and Arabian hospitality. It
    means, in fine, that you are to see imperatively that everyone has something
    nice to eat.