Mae West… on Hedonism

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When caught between two evils I generally pick the one I’ve never tried before.”

-Mae West

Kurt Vonnegut …on talking about food

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“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

(Thanks to Julia for finding this quote. It made my day…)

Men At Work …on Perseverance

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Earlier tonight I was so excited to write a little about my Mom and all the reasons that she’s the best ever. But then life got in the way, and now all I want to do is curl up in bed, feel kinda sad and listen to the non-sound of snow falling. Don’t worry though, as one of the best poets of our time, Men at Work, said:

“Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving.”

Keep an eye out for a post real soon. Muah!

Mark Twain …on life

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Why aren’t kids reciting this every morning, hands over their hearts? I wish someone had told me to explore, dream and discover when I was a kid. But that’s neither here nor there, because I know it now. And I believe in it soooo freaking much!

Try something new and scary. Risk working hard and failing. Attempt to make creme brulee even if you don’t know how. Start a website and talk about what you love. And something crazy will happen. You’ll feel better about yourself and your life, regardless of the outcome.

This week I’m gonna try a recipe that I really have no idea how to make. I don’t even have a reference to what it’s supposed to taste like… This is going out on a limb for me, but I think it’s gonna be fun. I think I’ll videotape it, if for no other reason than to show you I’m trying to practice what I preach. (Cooking isn’t the only place I’m doing this, but I figure you’re reading this because you’re interested in cooking, not my ridiculous personal life.)

If you do anything out on a limb-ish, find me on Facebook (The Hedonist Cook) and let me know. I’d love to hear about it….

xoxo, Mel

Harriet van Horne …on cooking and love

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“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”

– Harriet van Horne

Luciano Pavarotti …on eating

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“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