Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, February 24, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.–Laurie Colwin

Laurie Colwin (June 14, 1944 – October 24, 1992) was an American novelist and food writer, who died in her sleep at 48. Since her death, her following has continued, and all her books are still in print.

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  • Jean | Delightful Repast
    February 26, 2011

    When I first read Laurie Colwin, this expression about being surrounded by cooks past resonated with me because I had been saying the same thing for years. I feel very connected to my mother, grandmothers and two of my great grandmothers when I’m in the kitchen. I love using some of the pans, bowls and dishes they used and cooking some of the same foods they cooked, carrying on the tradition of good food prepared with care and love.