"I haven’t been to a street market in Singapore or wandered around the barrios of Mexico City. I have, however, strolled around a few markets in Tuscany and Umbria and can say porchetta is the best street food I know. It beats hamburgers or hot dogs and I can’t imagine why some fast food entrepreneur does not pick up on the idea but at the same time hope that he does not."
Rowley Leigh on Porchetta
"Dear Lobster, I am sorry. Not for eating you, for your meat was like butter and nuts and had a richness that didn’t seem like it should belong to the sea....But I am sorry for thinking of you as my enemy."
Francis Lam on Eating Lobster
"Slippery as a bar of soap it was. I was licking my palms even before I had taken a bite. But actually I didn't bite it, deciding instead to take off slice after slice with the knife and eat them straight from the blade. The juice ran down my arm to my elbow and then dripped tantalisingly on to my bare toes."