February 1, 2012

The Art of food and drink... Our most delicious blog yet.

As part of our ongoing weekly emailings, we chose to do something truly delicious this week. Take a look through these amazing illustrations from our world class roster and you are sure to be eating dinner an hour early tonight. 

Paul Cox
"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 and William Wright, Pavarotti
Gary Kelley
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
- Harriet Van Horne, columnist and critic
Bill Sanderson
"He was a wise man who invented beer."
- Plato
David Johnson
"It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it."
- Julia Child, chef
Chris Whetzel
"A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting."
- Charlie Trotter, chef
Rudy Gutierrez
“Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well mitched they are as body and soul, living partners.”
Andre Simon, wine merchant and writer
Murray Kimber
"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
- John Keats, poet
Jason Seiler
"If you’re happy, you eat. If you’re sad, you eat. You lose a job, you eat. You get a job, you eat. It’s, you know, it’s addiction."
- Barbara Cook, singer and actress
James Bennett
"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness."
- William Shakespeare
Kent Barton
"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder."
- Kinky Friedman, musician
Octavia Monaco
"If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat."
- Robert Morley
Kinuko Y. Craft
"Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink."
- W. C. Fields, Comedian
Maria Corte Maidagan
"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure."
- Anthony Bourdain, chef and culinary explorer
Mark Summers
"Don't save it - savor it."
- Fiona McKenzie
Mark T. Smith
"You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one."
- Len Evans, maker and taster of wine
Yan Nascimbene
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
- J. R. R. Tolkien, writer
Andrew R. Wright
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Virginia Woolf, writer
Chris Gall
“The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and essayist
Michal Dziekan
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
- Ernestine Ulmer
Niklas Asker
"So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being."
-  Franz Kafka, writer
Ted Wright
“Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?”
- Robert Benchley, American humorist
C.F. Payne
“One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.”
- Laurie Colwin, writer
Douglas Smith
“If you’re going to America, bring your own food.”
- Fran Lebowitz, writer

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