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And above all, friends should possess the rare gift of sitting. They should be able, no, eager to sit for hours—three, four, six—over a meal of soup and wine and cheese, as well as one of twenty fabulous courses.
Then, with good friends of such attributes, and good food on the board, and good wine in the pitcher, we may well ask, When shall we live if not now?
-from Serve It Forth, M.F.K. Fisher
(opening page of Chez Panisse Cooking)
“I think that it gives me purpose and makes me inspired, knowing all the time about how hard it is to actually grow food.”
“One of the great American arts, which varies from being a triumph to being a disaster, is the art of sandwichmaking. First, the all-important foundation. You must have good, firm bread and sweet butter. Next, the filling. This should be fresh, tasty, pleasing to the palate and above all, of an elegant but not excessive sufficiency, for an overstuffed sandwich is vulgar, messy, and difficult to eat. It doesn’t matter if the filling is nothing more than peanut butter and jelly.”
“If you have an appetite for flavors, not just for gluttony but for delicious flavors, you’re naturally going to seek the best of seasonal offerings, and so there’s a kind of healthy sense to it.”