Welcome! Here you'll find quotations on food and cooking chosen by Catherine of Albion Cooks
Paul Bertolli on the challenge of cooking
"The task of keeping food vibrant and interesting, particularly food that belongs to a long tradition, is the challenge of any cook, professional or amateur. For those who have a repertoire of their own, the repetitive aspect of cooking and the demands of our relentless need to eat can easily turn cooking into a dull task. Relying upon recipes, no matter how well advised, can turn cooking into drudgery. Food that is both delicious and interesting is always a reflection of an active response to the raw ingredients — one that often turns on its head information found in recipes. "
— Paul Bertolli, from Cooking by Hand.