Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, August 16, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.-M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Mary Francis Kenney Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992). a Californian by birth, was a prolific and well-respected author of 20 books, many of which dealt with the preparation, history and culture of food. She spent the first three years of her marriage in France, where she learned how to live and eat economically and was introduced to various wines, pastries and cheeses. This was to determine the path of her life.

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