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    February Food Quotes

    “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” Epicurus (341-270 BC)  “It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.” Cato the Elder (234-149 BC)  “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times—in water, in butter, and in wine.” Polish proverb  “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is and art.” La Rochefoucauld  (1613-1680)

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    End of the Year Food Proverbs

    “I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”   ~ Heywood Brown “There is no such thing as a little garlic.”  ~ Me and so many Others “Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.”  ~ Chinese proverb “Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.”  ~ Jean Jacques Rouseau

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    More Food Proverbs

    “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” G.K. Chesterton “The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.”  Michel de Montaigne “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”  Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “Hunger is the best sauce in the world.”  Miguel de Cervantes

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    Food Sayings

    “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”  William Shakespeare “It’s good food and fine words that keep me alive.”  Moliere “Cookery has become a noble art, a noble science, cooks are gentlemen.”  Robert Burton “A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.”   Dr. Samuel Johnson

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    Kitchen Tips #2

    Salad greens can be easily bruised so when washing carefully dip them in and out of a large bowl of water, then dry them on paper towels. When measuring spices always use a measuring spoon or pour them into your hand  instead of straight into the food you are cooking so that you don’t accidently over pour. To juice lemons, limes, oranges or other citrus, first roll them on the cutting board pressing down hard with the palm of your hand before slicing. The best way to cook raw sausage is to first poach them in water for about 10 minutes.  You can them finish them on the grill or…

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    Kitchen Tips #1

        When chilled, fresh herbs will become limp and blacken.  So put them stem side down in a glass of water and keep them in a cool place in your kitchen.   It’s easy to make coconut milk if you can’t find it in your local grocery store.  Put shredded coconut in a jar, then into a pan of boiling water and let stand for 20 minutes.  Strain and use.   Adding garlic to a long simmering dish at the beginning of your cooking process will lose much of its nutrients by the time it is served.  Try preparing the garlic as a paste with a bit of salt…

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