"I don’t know what they are putting in it today but you can walk from the East Village to Central Park and it will maintain its form like a beehive hairdo."

Don Tillman on Mister Softee

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jul 23, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"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

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jun 12, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"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."

Nigel Slater on Mangoes

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jun 4, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"It’s like eating fluke...only you’re playing Russian roulette."

Ruth Reichl on Fugu

Posted by Josh Friedland on May 7, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"You could have a big pile of garbage in front of you, and you sprinkle some sesame seeds and sea salt on it and it's fantastic."

Moby on Sesame Seeds

Posted by Josh Friedland on Mar 19, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"I had two grandmothers. One made delicious food, she spilled over with love. We weren’t eating protein, lipids and glucides, we were eating my grandmother’s love. The other was thin, unloving, she couldn’t give other people pleasure and she was an awful cook. Eating is also about relationships."

Hervé This on Eating

Posted by Josh Friedland on Feb 20, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"I'll eat anything and I'm not a snobby eater. I can enjoy a McDonald's hamburger. You eat these things because you remember it from childhood and it's comforting."

Thomas Keller on Food Snobbery

Posted by Josh Friedland on Feb 6, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Small Plates will give way to no plates, a trend for even healthier portion control. All food will be served on oak leaves, in clam shells or onto your outstretched palm."

Gael Greene on Food Trends

Posted by Josh Friedland on Jan 2, 2008 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Personalized playlists on iPods have replaced albums. TiVo has replaced channel surfing. In this quick-cut, video-on-demand universe, the entree is Walter Cronkite."

Kim Severson on the End of Entrees

Posted by Josh Friedland on Dec 5, 2007 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"I well remember my disgust whenever someone offered me a homemade brownie or, worst of all, an apple. Halloween is the high holy day of high fructose corn syrup. And if we can keep it to one or two such days, why not?"

Michael Pollan on Halloween

Posted by Josh Friedland on Oct 31, 2007 in Eating | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post