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Toasts & Quotes


In honor of Mother's Day, we present some quotable quips from "Wild Women in the Kitchen: 101 Rambunctious Recipes and 99 Tasty Tips," published by the Conari Press.

"My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with." —Orpah Winfrey
"Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out." —Nicole Hollander
"What I love about cooking is that after a hard day, there is something comforting about the fact that if you melt butter and add flour, then hot stock, it will get thick! It's a sure thing. It's a sure thing in a world where nothing is sure!" —Nora Ephron
"Bread that must be sliced with an axe is bread that is too nourishing." —Fran Lebowitz
"I had left home (like all Jewish girls) in order to eat pork and take birth control pills. When I first shared an intimate evening with my husband I was swept away by the passion (so dormant inside myself) of a long and tortured existence. The physical cravings I had tried so hard to deny finally and ultimately sated... but enough about the pork." —Roseanne

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