Heart Of The House

Quotes

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

Good food should be a right not a privilege — Alice Waters

If a woman could see the sparks of light going forth from her fingertips when she is cooking, and the substance of light that goes into the food she handles, she would be amazed to see how much of herself she charges into the meals that she prepares for her family and friends. It is one of the most important and least understood activities of life, that the radiation and feeling that go into the preparation of food affect everyone who partakes of it. — Maha Chohan

From the moment you put a piece of bread in your mouth you are part of the world. Who grew the wheat? Who made the bread? Where did it come from? You are in relationship with all who brought it to the table. We are least separate and most in common when we eat and drink. — Thomas Merton

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. — Thomas A. Edison

Food responds to our soul’s dream as to our stomach’s appetite — Joseph Delteil

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. 
 — Joan Gussow

If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called “produce” and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective? — Ymber Cohen

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. — Julia Child

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream. — Julia Child

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. — Julia Child

He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations.”Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‚”celebration”. — Michael Pollan

While it is true that many people simply can’t afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we’ve somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority. — Michael Pollan

Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. — Michael Pollan

The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture. — Michael Pollan

If you’re concerned about your health, you should probably avoid products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a strong indication it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat. — Michael Pollan

Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting. — Michael Pollan

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race. — Wendell Berry

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. — Wendell Berry

I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade. — Wendell Berry

Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living in a mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend. — Wendell Berry

When we are dreaming alone, it is only a dream. But when we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. — Dom Helder Camara

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. — Dr. Seuss

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. — Maya Angelou

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. — Mahatma Gandhi

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else. — Rudolf Steiner

If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know? — Jamie Oliver

The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. — Michael Pollan

If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny. — Thomas Jefferson

The sheer novelty and glamor of the Western diet, with its seventeen thousand new food products every year and the marketing power – thirty-two billion dollars a year – used to sell us those products, has overwhelmed the force of tradition and left us where we now find ourselves: relying on science and journalism and government and marketing to help us decide what to eat. — Michael Pollan

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread. — M. F. K. Fisher

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: “Look at this Godawful mess. — Art Buchwald

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

A day without laughter is a day wasted. — Charlie Chaplin

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. — Mother Teresa

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. — Helen Keller

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. — Mahatma Gandhi

Peace begins with a smile.. — Mother Teresa

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. — Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. — Mahatma Gandhi

7 DEADLY SINS Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Science without humanity. Knowledge without character. Politics without principle. Commerce without morality. Worship without sacrifice. — Mahatma Gandhi

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers. — Laurie Colwin

Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naive, or Van Gogh,the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love. — Keith Floyd

The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it. If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen. — James Beard

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. — Craig Claiborne

Households that have lost the soul of cooking from their routines may not know what they are missing: the song of a stir-fry sizzle, the small talk of clinking measuring spoons, the yeasty scent of rising dough, the painting of flavors onto a pizza before it slides into the oven. — Barbara Kingsolver

Motivation comes from within, inspiration comes from without. — Mike Cook

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. — Harriet van Horne

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. — Julia Child

Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation– experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way — Paul Theroux

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients. — Julia Child

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. — Thomas Wolfe

The fact is, I love to feed other people. I love their pleasure, their comfort, their delight in being cared for. Cooking gives me the means to make other people feel better, which in a very simple equation makes me feel better. I believe that food can be a profound means of communication, allowing me to express myself in a way that seems much deeper and more sincere than words. My Gruyere cheese puffs straight from the oven say ‘I’m glad you’re here. Sit down, relax. I’ll look after everything. Ann Patchett, “Dinner For One, Please, James” — Jenni Ferrari-Adler

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. — Marcel Proust

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. — Socrates

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. — Mother Theresa

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. — Confucius

Globalized industrialized food is not cheap: it is too costly for the Earth, for the farmers, for our health. The Earth can no longer carry the burden of groundwater mining, pesticide pollution, disappearance of species and destabilization of the climate. Farmers can no longer carry the burden of debt, which is inevitable in industrial farming with its high costs of production. It is incapable of producing safe, culturally appropriate, tasty, quality food. And it is incapable of producing enough food for all because it is wasteful of land, water and energy. Industrial agriculture uses ten times more energy than it produces. It is thus ten times less efficient. — Vandana Shiva

In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life. — Vandana Shiva

Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates. — Vandana Shiva

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? — Charles de Gaulle

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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