Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, August 26, 2011

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by Simon de Swaan

What is a man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?–Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, 1943

Karen Blixen was a Danish writer who wrote under the pseudo name Isak Dinesen. She was married to her Swedish second cousin, the Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke. She is best known for her book Out of Africa about her time living on her coffee plantation in the hills of Kenya, and for her short story “Babette’s Feast,” both of which were adapted into Academy Award-winning films.

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