Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quotes on Food - For Thought

There's nothing that triggers creativity more than when you have cooked something but that something is better left unblogged. But you still have, that irrepressible urge, to post a post anyway. I had three disasters in a row. A burnt lasagna, an ugly korma and a dry cake.

So I begun to see patterns on the bottom side of the pancake that I made this morning and I took a picture thinking, perhaps, that I could present them as food art. The three fingered cracks on the cake caught my eye and I wielded the camera again. Licked spoons in dirty bowls attracted me like flies to garbage. Everything became potentially bloggable as I scrutinized and searched the still uncleared dining table. I pondered. I googled. I looked at other food blogs, I seethed, and then I hated them immensely :D. I did everything but got my bottom off the chair to whip something up in the kitchen.

Then I remembered Woody Allen's line, Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. Now I know why I can't post and whip something up at the same time!

Then I remembered Francis Bacon's line, Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. And with that I just know now that I have to post a post tonight instead of hoping to post one tomorrow. Do it now! Not tomorrow! Not yesterday! Do it now! is another line by a very successful and young Indonesian entrepreneur who started a kebab franchise and became very very wealthy afterwards.

With that I googled frantically and I came up with a pretty long list of quotable quotes on food. For thought. And for my blog.

Here they are :

There's nothing worse than a wife who can cook but won't than a wife who can't cook but will.
~Samuel Johnson~

Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar and then thrown out.
~Stephen Wright~

Escargot is French for a crawling bag of phlegm.
~Dave Berry~

Personally I stay away from natural foods. At my age I need all the preservatives I can get.
~George Burns ~

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, In it's infinite mercy, sends them a fat missionary.
~Oscar Wilde~

Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There's no pleasure worth foregoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
~John Mortimer~

Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.
~Tom Wilson~

The only time to eat diet food is while waiting for the steak to cook.
~Julia Childs~

I am not a glutton. I am a food explorer.
~Erma Bombeck~

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
~Sophia Loren~

My mom made two dishes. Take it or leave it.
~Stephen Wright~

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
~Orson Welles~

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and cinnamon make it Greek, soy sauce make it Chinese; garlic make it good.
~Alice May Rock ~

There are five elements : earth, air, water and garlic.
~Louis Dlat~

It is so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's finger's have been all over it.
~Julia Childs~

Sigh. Got to buy some food. A mouse hung itself in my fridge and left a note 'Can't live like this'.
~ Ustas~

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure.
~I did not note the author~

The only way to get your wife to cook good is to get her to blog food.


Hezreen Abdul Rashid said...

Ha,ha...I like the last one!

Zurin said...

Hi Hezreen! long time ho heard frm you. hope ur doing well wth ur writing. keep in touch k.

Chef E said...

That last one is great! My husband is eating better than ever now that I consult from home and blog!

Zurin said...

Thanks Chef E! will visit ur site now!


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