Sunday, January 25, 2009

Concisely, a summary of all I know.

‘If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.’

John Irving, The World According to Garp (1978).

(With gratitude, via Stowe)

1 comment:

shubh said...

Cooking is the mater of interest. If some body is really interested to cook some thing new, help/she will succeed and this doesn’t need any practical course. At least to me self-cooked dishes always seem more delicious but I don’t know how others feel about those.