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Simple French Cooking for English Homes

Simple French Cooking for English Homes

By X. Marcel Boulestin

Published 1923

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Nothing is more pleasant than to receive your friends at your table; nothing more perfect if the food is good; but nothing more painful, for them, if it is bad. How pathetic that they should at the same time long to see you and dread your cooking. Think, too, of their remarks afterwards, if they are only acquaintances.
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Do not be afraid to talk about food. Food which is worth eating is worth discussing. And there is the occult power of words which somehow will develop its qualities.
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Take an interest not only in the eating, but in the cooking of your food. You should know as well as your cook if and why this dish is excellent, and what is wrong with that one.