Category Archives: EATING

“If you eat from the land, then you connect to it in a profound way. I enjoy being part of that link to the seasons and the identity of the land.” LEONIE, NORRINGTON

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“I was certain that if you offer a child the widest possible range of food from the earliest age in a loving environment, if you eat together as often as possible, and demonstrate your own enjoyment of flavour and texture and conviviality, that child will eat well forever, and will enjoy being with others around a table for the rest of his or her life. After all, that is the lesson of my own life.”

STEPHANIE, ALEXANDER

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

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Tonight we will dine

on words whose meaning

we share like twins

whose understanding

of love is like the two of us

embracing.

© James C. Allen. All rights reserved

“Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

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* It is wrong to judge by appearances. Despite his expression, which was that of a piglet having a bright idea, and his mode of speech, which might put you in mind of a small, breathless, neurotic but ridiculously expensive dog, Mr Horsefry might well have been a kind, generous and pious man. In the same way, the man climbing out of your window in a stripy jumper, a mask and a great hurry might merely be lost on the way to a fancy-dress party, and the man in the wig and robes at the focus of the courtroom might only be a transvestite who wandered in out of the rain. Snap judgements can be so unfair.”
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“That’s something I’ve noticed about food: whenever there’s a crisis if you can get people to eating normally things get better.” Madeleine L’Engle

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When yu go a fireside an’ see food, eat half

an’ lef’ half.

Don’t speak all that you know.

(speak half  and leave half).

http://www.lasanabandele.com/jamaican_proverbs.html

A cup of tea would restore my normality. Douglas Adams

 

 

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), Saturday 15 September 1928,

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I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.”
“Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.

― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

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   Lee Emmett, Australia
 
HIGH TEA

‘give me beverage,’ says mrs average
‘make mine green tea,’ responds mcphee
‘coffee’s my drink,’ asserts dolly pink
‘fuchsia and lemon,’ quips jack devon
‘who wants apple cake?’ asks lambert lake
‘or strawberry jam tart?’ adds doris dart
‘scones and cream cheese,’ mad simon pleads
‘chocolate meringue,’ smiles su-lin chang

 

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Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. – Stephen Baker

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Foreign Kittens
 
Kittens large and Kittens small,
Prowling on the Back Yard Wall,
Though your fur be rough and few,
I should like to play with you.
Though you roam the dangerous street,
And have curious things to eat,
Though you sleep in barn or loft,
With no cushions warm and soft,
Though you have to stay out-doors
When it’s cold or when it pours,
Though your fur is all askew–
How I’d like to play with you!

 

A Selection of Kitten Verse by Oliver Herford

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“There were rules among friends, commandments, really, and the most important one was Thou Shalt Not Lust After Thy Friend’s Sister.”

Julia Quinn, The Duke and I

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SHIT POEM

by JAS H. DUKE

I’m in the shit business 
I work for the sewerage department 
I analyse experiments 
I draw graphs and flow charts 
and conclusions 
today I was sitting at my desk 
trying to explain 
the dissolved air flotation process 
where streams of little bubbles are released 
into a tank full of sewerage 
to float the suspended solids up to the surface 
to be skimmed off 
but what I was really thinking about 
was lunchtime 

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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. William Blake

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Queenie Chan

“There were no childish flights of fancy here – no silly games of ‘pretend’, and certainly no bedtime stories. ‘Not under our roof’, my grandmother would say, rolling her eyes. She often rolls her eyes in that fashion, especially when talking about our neighbours, the Darlings. She did this even in front of Mrs Darling, when she once came over to invite me to an afternoon play session with her three children.”

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A little Bit Of Stew For Dinner. A little bit of bread for breakfast

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Effervescent pink the champagne bubbles
With tinted illusions
Dinner waits
She glistens with age well carried
He listens with aged wisdom
Both drink in the possibilities

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Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!

-Tommy Smothers

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The Old Black Billy and Me

by Louis Esson

 

 The sheep are yarded, an’ I sit

Beside the fire an’ poke at it.

Far from talk an’ booze o’ men

Glad, I’m glad I’m back agen

On the station, wi’ me traps

An’ fencin’ wire, an’ tanks an’ taps,

Back to salt-bush plains, an’ flocks,

An’ old bark hut be the apple-box.

I turn the slipjack, make the tea,

All’s as still as still can be –

An’ the old black billy winks at me.

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Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Fran Lebowitz

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Prayer Blessing Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun. ~ Lakota Prayer

“Coarse rice for food, water to drink, and the bended arm for a pillow – happiness may be enjoyed even in these.”

(Confucius)

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“He’d noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: it fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination – but at the end of the day they’d settle quite happily for egg and chips. If it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.”

― Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

The hula is pleasing because of the drummer.

I le`a ka hula i ka ho`opa`a.

The lesser details that one pays little attention to are just as important as the major ones. Although the attention is given to the dancer, the drummer and chanter play an important role in the dance.

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“Bright Idea #91: When the weather’s bad and your lights go out, have a pyjama party. Eat till you feel sick, hula-hoop, paint your faces. Catch fireflies, and dance naked in the rain. If you do, then your bare butt will light up like a firefly after it’s been let out of a jar.”

Sandra Kring, The Book Of Bright Ideas

Most food goes to waste in affluent societies. When we throw leftovers into the garbage, it goes to waste. When we eat more food than we need, it goes to waist.”

― Earle Gray

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Rasulullah said, “If the food that you are eating falls, pick it up and clean it. Then eat it and not leave it for the satan.

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The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.”

― Jules Renard, The Journal of Jules Renard

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Eat only what you can handle. Never eat too much, not only will you feel ill, you will look impolite and greedy. However, don’t eat too little, and whatever you do, don’t abandon a dish. It could seem incredibly impolite if you are served food which you then don’t touch. If you are served something you dislike, try to eat it anyway, to be polite. If you are served something you are allergic to, politely tell the hostess this, preferably before she puts it on your plate.

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Jafaa. In Persian, this very poetic word refers to all the wrongs you do to those who love you.”

― Maziar Bahari, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

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“It was a pleasure to watch them eating jalebis, always entreating the other to eat some more—the beauty of love that had mellowed in the evening of life.”

― Narendra Jadhav, Untouchables: My Family’s Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India

“Life is a stew, and pot is poop.If someone stirred even a teeny-bit of poop in the stew, would you really want to eat it?”

― Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  Voltaire

 

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I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn’t end there.

Groucho Marx

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“God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart forever; the vulture the very creature he creates.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.

William Shakespeare

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“In Panama, I found a spider that eats its own limbs during lean times. I am told they grow back. But though the distinction is razor-thin, desperation is not the same thing as determination. Nevertheless, auto-cannibalism is one the most intriguing phenomenon I have ever heard of.”

― Taona Dumisani Chiveneko, The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption