Food, Glorious Food – Quote Me Challenge

Rory, from the blog A Guy Called Bloke, tagged me for a game of 3.2.1 Quote Me. The topic this time is “Food, Glorious Food“. Here are the rules for the game:

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Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

My hubby Bill and I are most definitely foodies. I read several food blogs, regularly peruse recipes online, and love to try new restaurants whenever I travel. Bill regularly tells friends he runs only so he can eat whatever he wants.

I have been thinking about food a lot lately. I live in a farming community (Lancaster County, PA) and summertime brings a cornucopia of delicious produce. Last week, I spent the better part of a day picking sour cherries, then turning these beauties

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into this

 

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Sour cherry crumb pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and these.

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Sour cherry-almond muffins

 

On to the game.

Thank you, Rory!

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Life is uncertain, eat dessert first. – Ernestine Ulmer

Great quote and wonderful philosophy! In an earlier blog post, I summed up my thoughts on the subject with the following words

“If time is what we are given, use the gift. Spend your time. Live your life. Drink the wine, kiss the babies, eat the cake, make some whoopee. It would be disrespectful not to. This moment is holy.”

Food, in this context, is a metaphor for pleasure. If we are given the gift of time, it seems to me we should use it wisely. Use the time that you have been given to cultivate a joyful attitude. While no one can avoid sorrow or anger, our default emotion, our goal, should be joy. This is our one life, not a dress rehearsal. Enjoy it if you can. Each individual is responsible for his/her own happiness.

 

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Michael Pollan provided me with my second quote.

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

This common sense approach to eating is a better plan than any diet. When Pollan directs the reader to “Eat food,” he means eat food that your grandma (or maybe great-grandma) could recognize. No multi-syllabic crap like butylated hydroxytoluene or tertiary-butyl hydroquinone. Real food with simple ingredients. The less processed the better.

I love Michael Pollan’s books on food and science, but I love him most for introducing me to one of my top three favorite restaurants, located in Berkeley, CA, Chez Panisse.

Although I love the two quotes presented above, there was a third that I debated about including. It fits in less well with the “Food, Glorious Food” concept than the other two, but it is about food, and I love it, so I will leave you with this:

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” – Dom Helder Camara.

Tagging:

Laura from All the Shoes I Wear

Novus Lectio

Floatinggold from One Day at a Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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