Kitchens Quotes

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Jeanne Birdsall
“[The kitchen] was also messy--delightfully so, thought Jane--and it didn't look as though lots of cooking went on there. There was a laptop computer on the counter with duck stickers on it, the spice cabinet was full of Ben's toy trucks, and Jane couldn't spot a cookbook anywhere. This is the kitchen of a Thinker, she decided, and promised herself that she'd never bother with cooking, either.”
Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

Ray Bradbury
“Grandma, he had often wanted to say, Is this where the world began? For surely it had begun in no other than a place like this. The kitchen, without doubt, was the center of creation, all things revolved about it; it was the pediment that sustained the temple.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Nigel Slater
“Good kitchens are not about size; they are about ergonomics and light.”
Nigel Slater, The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some men are so indoctrinated that they sincerely believe that other than cooking and cleaning the only thing that a woman can do better than them is being a woman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sasha Martin
“Over the years, the kitchens I grew up in and around continued to draw me in, like a moth to a flame, as though I might recapture whatever innocence I’d lost in that warm, fragrant space.”
Sasha Martin, Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

Steven Sherrill
“A life as long as the Minotaur's - that half-man half-bull, and fully scapegoat - a life that long doubles back on itself from time to time. Caves in. The minuscule tectonics of being alive, among the wholly human, always unsettling. The world shifts continuously beneath his feet. The Minotaur came from misspent want, from the planked birth canal, came from blood-drenched stone walls, from yellow thread. Belayed by desire, the beast pulled himself along. Pulled himself through centuries, through zeitgeists and kitchens, through paradigms and junkyards. Pulls still. Home.”
Steven Sherrill, The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time

Suzanne Palmieri
“The kitchen door, painted red from the day Naomi moved in, and a geranium, also red, outside on the stoop, gave the whole area a feeling of whimsy.”
Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Belladonna Bay

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For breakfast to be called ‘in bed’ instead of ‘on top of a bed,’ the house in which it is about to be eaten has to have at least two rooms (excluding the kitchen); (at least) three, if it has a bathroom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ruth Reichl
“Even the most avid technocrat must occasionally escape from virtual space, and what better place to do it than the kitchen, with all its dangerous knives and delicious aromas?”
Ruth Reichl, The Best American Food Writing 2018