Today I am sharing a few quotes from James Beard who was an American cookbook author, teacher, syndicated columnist and television personality. A champion of American cuisine he taught and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts before he died in 1985.
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience”
You only have to look at Instagram to see how food bonds us with others. Food photos are the most popular Instagram posts by far. We drool over each others dinners and share photos of our over indulgent desserts and snacks. It is so true that food is our common ground. We plan what we will eat each day, whether that be choosing which restaurant we will visit, how much we will spend on our food shop, perhaps you have no money for food and are one of the growing number of people dependent on food banks in the UK. Even worse perhaps you live somewhere where there is simply not enough food to go around. Whoever you are, wherever you are..you need food.
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!”
Bread with butter, fresh bread with freshly churned butter..ahh I could happily swap a meal for this. In fact sometimes the bread basket at a restaurant before a meal just about spoils me for the meal itself.
“Too few people understand a really good sandwich”
Whilst we are on the subject of bread.. I definitely understand a really good sandwich. Do you? Maybe its a fried peanut butter and banana combo ( Elvis inspired of course ) or a really good BLT. Sometimes just chicken with a nice crisp salad and a little chilli sauce is enough to satisfy all of my food urges.
We could even take it a step further with my slightly overloaded garlic baguette?