Tuesday, February 2, 2010

what do you do

when the boys are both sleeping, you don't feel like reading your book, and you no longer can lay around in the near-dark mulling over half-formed thoughts? post on your blog, of course.

a quote from the book i don't feel like reading (but am certainly enjoying) :

"My father has always cooked against the grain. His cuisine is as existential as it is gastronomic. We never questioned it, and might even have liked it - even if we never wanted to have friends come over for dinner. We might even have thought of him as a Great Chef. But as with my grandmother's cooking, the food wasn't food. It was story: ours was the dad who liked to take safe chances, who encouraged us to try the new thing because it was new, who liked it when people laughed at his mad-scientist cooking, because the laughter was more valuable than the taste of food could ever be."
-Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

What a simple yet lovely legacy to leave behind.

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