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    For some obscure reason, some authorities seem bent on making the drinking of wine a ritual more complicated than chess. They have succeeded in inhibiting a large section of the public and depriving them of one of the greatest pleasures known to man.
    — Craig Claiborne
    There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.
    — Craig Claiborne
    Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute.
    — Craig Claiborne
    Give me a platter of choice finnan haddie, freshly cooked in its bath of water and milk, add melted butter, a slice or two of hot toast, a pot of steaming Darjeeling tea, and you may tell the butler to dispense with the caviar, truffles and nightingales' tongues.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: choice  water 
     
    Nothing rekindles my spirits, gives comfort to my heart and mind, more than a visit to Mississippi... and to be regaled as I often have been, with a platter of fried chicken, field peas, collard greens, fresh corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with French dressing... and to top it all off with a wedge of freshly baked pecan pie.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: heart  comfort  mind  spirit 
     
    When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: food  grace 
     
    I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write. You have to spend a lifetime in love with words.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: opinion  write 
     
    Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: food  respect 
     
    Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
    — Craig Claiborne
    tags: joy  adult  care 
     
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