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All Quotes by author - Ruth Reichl
" American food is the food of immigrants. You go back a couple of hundred years, and we were all immigrants, unless we're going to talk about Native American cuisine. "
" Anybody who believes Yelp is an idiot. Most people on Yelp have no idea what they're talking about. "
" Anyone who has ever been an ugly adolescent - and we are legion - knows that the feeling of being unlovely and unlovable never goes away; it is always there, lurking just beneath the surface. "
" A real woman is someone who knows what she wants. If you want to stay home, that's fine, but you have to be clear-eyed. "
" Ask people to pitch in - hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party. "
" By the time I met Julia Child, her husband, Paul, was little more than a ghost of a man, so diminished by old age and its attendant diseases that it was impossible to discern the remarkable artist, photographer and poet he once had been. "
" 'Comfort Me with Apples' is a love story, or better, two love stories. And since it deals with a later period in my life, most of the people who appear in it are living. "
" Don't make a big to-do about the turkey; brine it, put it in the oven, and don't think about it again. "
" For me, cooking is a way to try and please people and tell them I love them. When I fall in love with someone, I want to feed them as well. "
" Given a choice between great food and boring company or boring food and great company, I'll take the great company any day. "
" Hunger, I discovered, is very much a matter of the mind, and as I began to study my own appetites, I saw that my teenage craving had not really been for food. That ravenous desire had been a yearning for love, attention, appreciation. Food had merely been my substitute. "
" I bake bread nearly every day; I use Jim Lahey's no-knead method and leave it to rise overnight. "
" I came from a family where, you know, we sat down at the table every night, and you better have a story to tell. My father never wrote his stories down. And you know, I learned that they went farther if you wrote them down. "
" I couldn't live without butter. Butter is probably my single favourite food. "
" I don't care what a lot of anonymous strangers think about restaurants. "
" I don't have my own garden; we're on shale and in the woods. And if I did have a garden, the deer and chipmunks and squirrels and bears would eat everything anyway. "
" I don't think I hate any food trends. "
" I don't think there's one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner. "
" If we make it national policy that we will support small farmers the way we support agribusiness, we'll suddenly see it change in terms of the cost of organic food. "
" If you go back in American history, oysters were the food of poor people. New York was filled with oyster saloons in the 1800s. "
" If you have caviar, the way to eat it is by the spoonful. Don't combine it with shrimp, pomegranate seeds and huitlacoche. "
" If you really taste a doughnut, it's pretty disgusting. They taste of grease. "
" If you're going to tell stuff, you might as well tell the real stuff. "
" If you start with a great peach, there's nothing you're ever going to do that's going to make it any better than when it comes off the tree. In 1970, that was a revolution. "
" I have to admit I've never had a Fruit Loop. "
" I have to say I know much more about football than I would like to, because my husband is a rabid football fan, and it's been so horrible. "
" I learned so much in Laos. I learned that fried silkworm larvae are delicious. I learned how to make ant-egg salad. "
" I like poached eggs, but I'll make scrambled or fried or whatever anybody wants. "
" I like to work. I believe that work helps us find our self worth. "
" I love breakfast, and I don't see any reason it has to be cereal and eggs and toast. "
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