2 October 2015

Friday's Literary Feast

Quotes from The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

EMILY DICKINSON
1830 - 86

'I am going to learn to make bread to-morrow.  So you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace.  I advise you if you don't know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch.'

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Baking Bread by Helen Allingham, 19th Century

4 comments:

  1. Love the picture. I always look forward to your weekly selection from The Virago Book of Food and the accompanying illustrations. It's a lovely book for any foodie/book lover, with quotes to suit every taste and mood. I once had this idea of picking a quote a week, and then cooking a suitable recipe, but I never got beyond thinking about it!

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    1. We're two of a kind, Christine. I love to bring cookbooks home from the library but rarely get around to making anything from them. I've come to terms with the fact that I like to read about food and watch baking shows (I can't believe Flora is gone!) more than be an active participant in my own kitchen. And what's wrong with living vicariously, I ask you?

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  2. How is the bread? I used to make bread years ago before I moved from Canada to England ...

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    1. Emily Dickinson was doing the baking, Anne...but I used to make some really lovely loaves myself, once upon a time. On days when I would make fresh bread and pasta sauce, the house would smell like a pizzeria!

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