The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Food for Thought: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
By Anonymous on Monday, January 18, 1999 - 05:08 pm: Edit

Some recent posts from “The Great Hall”

Fernand Point favorites ... posted by Francois (le feu sacre) de Melogue on January 05, 1999 at 17:50:22

"As far as cuisine is concerned, one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, observe everything, in order to retain, in the end, just a little bit."

"If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve with ceremony."

"One distinguishes a good cuisinier by his sauces. In the orchestra of la grande cuisine, the saucier is soloist."

"There are many people who claim to be good cooks; just as there are many people who, after painting the garden gate, take themselves to be painters."

"Success is the sum of a lot of small things done correctly."

"The duty of a good cuisinier is to transmit to the generations who will replace him everything he has learned and experienced."

"The great gastronome, Charles Monselet, died on Christmas Eve. Foreseeing his death, he told intimate friends: ‘I shall have a funeral with truffles.’ When I die, I should like the same."

By Anonymous on Monday, January 18, 1999 - 05:12 pm: Edit

More posts from “The Great Hall”

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) on truffles ... posted by kai on January 10, 1999 at 08:05:43

"The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord."

I forget where exactly I read it ... posted by Christopher on January 07, 1999 at 00:03:38

" Everyone talks about cooking as an art but, after all, we're just making something to eat!"

Fernand Point again ... posted by kai on January 06, 1999 at 02:07:30

"Cuisine is not invariable like a Codex formula, but one must be careful not to modify the essential bases."

On keeping things in perspective ... posted by Glenn Messick on January 06, 1999 at 18:46:16

"If you have 3 hours to chop down a tree, spend the first two and a half sharpening your axe."

"The kitchen is not an emergency room."

On life ... posted by Robert Ginsberg on January 06, 1999 at 20:19:28

"Anger comes from frustration and frustration comes from the lack of ability to handle the situation."

“Practice, read, learn, and learn from mistakes, especially someone else's.”

"A way to a woman's heart is through her mother's stomach."

Francois de Melogue on life ... posted by Gerard on January 06, 1999 at 15:23:56}

"why the hell use base?"

By Anonymous on Wednesday, January 20, 1999 - 01:19 am: Edit

My favorite;
"Don’t take that tone with me madam."
posted by Gerard on Epicurian Chefs Forum Dec 15

By Southern (Southern) on Tuesday, March 09, 1999 - 09:59 pm: Edit

God made food, the devil the cooks. -- James Joyce, Ulysses

By Hans (Hans) on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 - 03:02 pm: Edit

If it is true that God made food and the Devil cooks, then it becomes clear as a perfectly executed consomme why so many think they are Gods gift to the world.
HWK, My life as the Devils Apprentice

By Anonymous on Thursday, August 05, 1999 - 03:25 pm: Edit

The most disagreeable thing at sea is the cookery; for there is not, properly speaking, any professional cook on board. The worst sailor is generally chosen for that purpose. Hence comes the proverb used among the English sailors, that “God sends meat, and the devil sends cooks.” -- Benjamin Franklin

By Southern (Southern) on Thursday, July 29, 1999 - 01:06 pm: Edit

Come and eat. I didn't cook it, but I took a lot of trouble with it just the same. -- Marion Davies

By Campchef (Campchef) on Friday, April 14, 2000 - 09:32 pm: Edit

Culinary Excellence=Flashes of brilliance between cleaning up.

By megk on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 11:21 am: Edit

Here you will eat what we feed you. -- sign in a Roman trattoria

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 03:51 pm: Edit

screw the main course...
just give me desert, one of each.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 09:10 pm: Edit

Man is content w/ food, sex and television; so shut the heck up, bring me a sandwich, #@$% *&%% and, get the hell away from the tv screen!
Dennis Miller

By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 10:58 am: Edit

Dessert? Oh, Spike, we know you just like the "cheesecake". LOL

By Chady2k (Chady2k) on Friday, April 20, 2007 - 03:03 pm: Edit

" The meal is the result of reflection and study. It is said without the Culinary Arts, the crudness of reality would be unbearable"


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