S: Love on a Plate The CulinaryCreations of Savvas Xanthos
BC: Made with Love: by Robin
FC: Love on a plate
1: We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. --Owen Meredith, 'Lucile'
3: "Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all." Harriet Van Horne,‘'Vogue' 10/1956
7: One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf
8: Dinner as a Poem "Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress." "Letters to Emily" Charles Pierre Monselet French journalist and author. (1825-1888)
11: Food for the soul...
12: "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." - Luciano Pavarotti
15: "I maintain standards and I strive for perfection. That level of pressure is conveyed in a very bullish way and that's what cooking is all about." --Gordon Ramsay
16: "The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live." -- Confucius
20: Recipe Submitted by: Robin O'Neill Author: Unknown I didn't have potatoes, so I substituted rice. Didn't have paprika, so I used another spice. I didn't have tomato sauce, so I used tomato paste. A whole can not a half can - I don't believe in waste. My friend gave me the recipe - she said you couldn't beat it. There must be something wrong with her, I couldn't even eat it.
21: life is good
23: "If the soup had been as warm as the wine; if the wine had been as old as the turkey; and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid, it would have been a swell dinner." ~ Duncan Hines
25: Cookery has become a noble art, a science: cooks are gentlemen. Robert Burton
28: “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” Julia Child
33: “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” Nora Ephron, ‘Heartburn’
34: Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -- in water, in butter and in wine. Polish Proverb
36: from 'The Ingoldsby Legends' (1840) When asked out to dine by a Person of Quality, Mind and observe the most strict puntuality! For should you come late, and make dinner wait, And the victuals get cold, you'll incur, sure as fate, The Master's displeasure, the Mistress's hate. And though both may, perhaps, be too well-bred to swear, They'll heartily wish you -- I need not say where. Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845)
37: Bon Appetit!