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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 12, 2015

Valentine's Day, many years ago, while working on that restaurant line, eating way too much sugar, I noticed the store was packed all day long, just like the day before Thanksgiving. I asked a co-worker why he thought there were so many shoppers, and I'll never forget his response. "People need a special day to acknowledge love. It's a reminder to make an effort to show others how much they mean to us."

Still not sure what I think about that, but love did get a hold of me this week. So let me kiss your hands and whisper in your ear once again, sweet poems of 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, 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 Valentine's Day sweetheart.

Thou art to me a delicious torment. (9)

1. Voltaire
2. J. R. R. Tolkien
3. Cesar Chavez
4. William Shakespeare
5. Orson Welles
6. Dolly Parton
7. Michael Tucker
8. Charles M. Schulz
9. Ralph Waldo Emerson

(this posting reprinted from Feb 11, 2014)

What is it worth to you?


Posted by A Single Guy, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

"To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers,
tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world."

Is that about food? It starts a famous food memoir...



Posted by Sweet, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown,
on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Nice collection of coordinated quotes!! Love it

Posted by Whoa, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks,
on Feb 19, 2015 at 9:16 am

It's good for your complexion.
I have only eaten food with 2 other people... maybe 20.
Does your husband ever ask you what YOU want to eat?

Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge,
on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

Thanks everyone for your comments. Does my husband ever ask me what I want to eat?, asks Whoa. My only answer to that is I am accepting applications for the job.

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