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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en...  (More)

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cooking is a lot like making love

Uploaded: Feb 11, 2014

I wasn't going to write this week, but love got a hold of me. Valentines Day is near my sweet. Let me kiss your hand and whisper poems to you on food and love.

You have to admit that nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. (1)

No really, if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (2)

I heard if you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with them...the people who give you their food, give you their heart. (3)

Yes, yes, and if music be the food of love, play on. (4)

On a personal note, I went in for the annual checkup. My doctor said I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless I invited three other people. (5) I told her my weaknesses have always been food and men?in that order. (6)

Doc, I said, "Did you know cooking is a lot like making love? It just takes a little longer to cleanup." (7)

And she said, "Yes, all you need is love, Laura. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." (8)

Happy Valentines Day sweetheart.

Thou art to me a delicious torment. (9)


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Posted by Clara, a resident of Downtown North,
on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:02 am

Cooking is a labor of love.(Anonymous?)
I only invite to dinner those I love, or those I want to love.


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Posted by Sally D, a resident of Bailey Park,
on Feb 12, 2014 at 5:53 am

Cooking is a lot like making love. I just lie on my back and wait for the pizza guy to come.


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Posted by Laura Stec, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:24 am

Laura Stec is a registered user.

Clara, so true. And Sally, rollicking fun! I quoted you on my Facebook page.


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Posted by 51st shade of grey, a resident of Sylvan Park,
on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:29 am

...but eating the same meal day after day will drive a person mad. Get out of your rut! Viva la variety.


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