Kitchen Philosopher

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OTK’s resident Socrates invites deep thoughts about the food-focused life.

These quotations are meant to be (yes) food for thought as well as prompts to a threaded discussion.

  OTK wants to know what your food philsophy is.

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February 27, 2013

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January 27, 2013

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January 21, 2013

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“Never eat the same meal twice.

If you want to be knowledgeable about food,

you need to experience it yourself.”  

–Amanda Hesser

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The Cook as Scientist and Artist

“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation–

experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.”

–Paul Theroux

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Cover from Da Vinci’s Kitchen by Dave Dewitt

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According to one ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, not live to eat.  

What’s the joy in that?  Are these philosophical approaches mutually exclusive? 

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One thought on “Kitchen Philosopher

  1. So glad you included Laurie Colwin’s comment. I wish I had known her – her two books of essays “Home Cooking” and “More Home Cooking” delighted me when I first discovered them, and I was heartbroken to discover that she had died so young. One of these days I plan to try her recipe for Black Cake. I did try to find a source for Burnt Sugar Essence, but a web search only provided a wholesale site, and I really don’t need a dozen bottles!

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