Welcome! Here you'll find quotations on food and cooking chosen by Catherine of Albion Cooks
Linda Carucci on Basil Pesto
"To help preserve the bright green in the fresh basil, chill the olive oil before adding it to the food processor. (The cold oil mitigates some of the heat from the processor.) Some cooks add a crushed vitamin C tablet or a little ascorbic acid to preserve the color. Others pour a thin layer of oil on top of the pesto before storing."
— Linda Carucci, Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks
Nigel Slater on Toast
"It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you....Once the warm, salty butter has hit your tongue, you are smitten. Putty in their hands."
— Nigel Slater, toast: the story of a boy's hunger
Marion Nestle on The Great Irony of Modern Nutrition
"Here we have the great irony of modern nutrition: at a time when hundreds of millions of people do not have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. "
— Marion Nestle, from the foreword to Hungry Planet :What The World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluiso