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“Another advantage to cooking for yourself is that you have only yourself to please…. You can choose to make just what you feel  like – perhaps only a light, simple supper dish or a salad if you’ve consumed a rich meal at lunch that day. There’s no need to be a perfectionist, trying to win applause from your guests. If a sauce curdles, you’ll eat it anyway. And you’ll learn from your mistakes.”

–Judith Jones, “The Pleasures of Cooking for One

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“It’s meat-free Monday all around the world!”

– Paul McCartney

Paul and his daughters, Stella and Mary, have started an environmental campaign to encourage people to eat less meat with the aim to cut down on carbon emissions. You can read more about it on their website, Meat Free Monday, and you can also become a fan on Facebook.

It’s enough to make Paul sing. (I think I want that couch.)

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“American are the most open-minded eaters in the world, constantly looking for new flavors and experiences. The way we eat has changed constantly throughout history, but now, as we welcome a new generation of cooks, we are thinking about food in a particularly interesting way.”

– Ruth Reichl, “Gourmet Today

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“During the many years that I have taught cooking, I have noticed that of my students, all are enthusiastic, many are quite sophisticated, but more than a few regard cooking as a quirky process that’s hard to grasp. Unnerved, they fail to notice that indeed there are unpredictable things about food, most of the time cooking is guided by common sense and even logic.”

– Deborah Madison, “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

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“Cooking creates a sense of well-being for yourself and the people you love and brings beauty and meaning to everyday life. And all it requires is common sense – the common sense to eat seasonally, to know where your food comes from, to support and buy from local farmers and producers who are good stewards of our natural resources….”

– Alice Waters, “In the Green Kitchen

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“There is nothing wrong with special occasion foods, as long as every day is not a special occasion. Special occasion foods offer some of the great pleasures of life, so we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of them, but the sense of occasion needs to be restored.”

– Michael Pollan, “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

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