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    Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.

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    Our relationship with food - how, when, what and why we eat - is a direct expression of our underlying feelings, thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. It has to do with stances we take that get reflected not only in our relationship with food, but in all our relationships. It just so happens that the relationship with food causes enough conflict, grief, shame and hurt that we’re willing to look at it.

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    Outside every fat man there is an even fatter man trying to close in.

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    Parla Come Mangi' --It is a common way to say 'be simple', 'don't try to be rhetorical' literaly: 'speak the way you eat

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    Peace begins in the kitchens and pantries, gardens and backyards, where our food is grown and prepared. The energies of nature and the infinite universe are absorbed through the foods we eat and are transmuted into our thoughts and actions.

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    OYSTER, n. A slimy, gobby shellfish which civilization gives men the hardihood to eat without removing its entrails! The shells are sometimes given to the poor.

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    People have been cooking and eating for thousands of years, so if you are the very first to have thought of adding fresh lime juice to scalloped potatoes try to understand that there must be a reason for this.

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    Over the years since I left home, I have kept thinking about the people I grew up with and about our way of life. I realize how much the bond that held us had to do with food.

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    People are cooking less but obsessing about it more.

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    People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.

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    Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue.

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    Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!

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    PIE, n. An advance agent of the reaper whose name is Indigestion.

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    Pigs may not be as cuddly as kittens or puppies, but they suffer just as much.

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    PIG, n. An animal ("Porcus omnivorus") closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig.

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    People think that if a man has undergone any hardship, he should have a reward; but for my part, if I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably -why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work -for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good?

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    Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.

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    Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite.

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    Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That's why I love vegetables, you know what they're about!

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    [P]opulation, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years, or increases in a geometrical ratio. ... [T]he means of subsistence, under circumstances the most favorable to human industry, could not possibly be made to increase faster than in an arithmetical ratio.

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    Pray how does your asparagus perform?

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    Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like grits, but with high self-esteem.

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    Poultry is for the cook what canvas is for a painter, or the cap of Fortunatus for a conjurer.

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    Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!

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    Preserve and treat food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.

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    Presently, we were aware of an odour gradually coming towards us, something musky, fiery, savoury, mysterious, - a hot drowsy smell, that lulls the senses, and yet enflames them, - the truffles were coming.

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    Prepared and fast foods have given us the time and freedom to see cooking as an art form - a form of creative expression.

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    Probably no strychnine has sent as many husbands into their graves as mealtime scolding has, and nothing has driven more men into the arms of other women as the sound of a shrill whine at table.

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    Probably the most satisfying soup in the world for people who are hungry, as well as for those who are tired or worried or cross or in debt or in a moderate amount of pain or in love or in robust health or in any kind of business huggermuggery, is minestrone.

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    Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

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    Pounding fragrant things - particularly garlic, basil, parsley - is a tremendous antidote to depression. But it applies also to juniper berries, coriander seeds and the grilled fruits of the chilli pepper. Pounding these things produces an alteration in one's being - from sighing with fatigue to inhaling with pleasure. The cheering effects of herbs and alliums cannot be too often reiterated. Virgil's appetite was probably improved equally by pounding garlic as by eating it.

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    Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.

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    Raisins are a thing that lasts, they come in small boxes, and you always feel like eating raisins, even at six in the morning. A raisin is always an appropriate snack.

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    Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.

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    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!

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    Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.

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    Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.

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    Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink.

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    Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.

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    Salt is white and pure - there is something holy in salt.

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    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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    Said Aristotle unto Plato, 'Have another sweet potato?' Said Plato unto Aristotle, 'Thank you, I prefer the bottle.'

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    Salad freshens without enfeebling and fortifies without irritating.

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    Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.

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    Salt is the difference between eating in Technicolor and eating in black and white.

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    Salt is the policeman of taste: it keeps the various flavors of a dish in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker.

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    Sailboats are the slowest form of transportation on Earth with the possible exeption of airline flights that go through O'Hare.

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    Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!

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    Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.

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    Scotch Whisky is about the only thing left that is guaranteed to bring comfort to mankind.