The World of Food

Julia Maish

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“Americans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup.”
--Henry James

“I mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and brandy with a little bit of mustard. This is a heck of a good sauce for seafood.”
--José Andres

“The Japanese have become so smitten with the Western condiment…that today they have a word for mayonnaise junkie: mayora.”
--Tom Robbins

From the very beginning of food consumption, humans have been on a quest to make it taste better. So, after the addition of simple salt or sugar left them unsatisfied, the use of condiments has been the way to go, while also providing a way to challenge the autonomy of the chef by altering a dish to the diner’s personal taste.

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“Where the Piñon Mesa rolls
And the campfire cures your woes
Watchin' the sly roadrunner flee
On the tail of an autumn breeze…

That's where you'll find me
Where the big back country lies
There the cowboy's free to ride
Out under New Mexico skies.”

  -- “Under New Mexico Skies” (New Mexico’s Official State Song)

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“Dream as if you’ll live forever; eat cupcakes as if you’ll die today.”
--Unknown

“Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed. Cupcakes make it worthwhile.”
--Unknown

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For most of us, there is a giant disconnect between us and the food we eat, and we, and the environment, are not better for it.

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“There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

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