Cook's Alphabet of Quotations

Cook's Alphabet of Quotations

by Maria Polushkin Robbins
     
 

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Maria Polushkin Robbins has compiled an astonishing array of quotations about cooking and dining from centuries of observations, numbering in the hundreds. They range from the philosophical to the ridiculous. Included are memorable quotes by Nora Ephron, Julia Child, Lewis Carroll, Vladimir Nabokov, and many more. Line drawings.

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Maria Polushkin Robbins has compiled an astonishing array of quotations about cooking and dining from centuries of observations, numbering in the hundreds. They range from the philosophical to the ridiculous. Included are memorable quotes by Nora Ephron, Julia Child, Lewis Carroll, Vladimir Nabokov, and many more. Line drawings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``When the valves were pried apart, the rich clam liquor dribbled out. The flesh of the cherries was a delicate pink. . . . Fresh from the coal-black mud and uncontaminated by ketchup or sauce, they were the best clams I have ever eaten.'' A good portion of the entries in Robbins's concordance of gastronomy are sensuous reminiscences, like the above by Joseph Mitchell. More common are pithy epigrams rendering advice such as ``Carve a ham as if you were shaving the face of a friend'' (Henri Charpentier). The ingenuous ``Isn't there any other part of the matzo you can eat?'' is attributed to Marilyn Monroe. Already put through two editions as The Cook's Quotation Book , this expanded work ranges among 87 headings alphabetized under the initial letters of phrases (under D, with others, is ``Digestion and Indigestion''). No attribution other than the author's name is given for most citations, perhaps on the assumption that food provides its own context. A range of opinions, almost amounting to polemic in some cases, contributes a dramatic touch for the food lovers who thumb this volume. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880015738
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
First Ecco Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.04(d)

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