Last night the girls were in the bathtub and when I looked at Sophie, I thought I saw her putting something in her mouth. I said, "Sophie, what are you doing?!" She looked at me and with a bored sigh she said, "Hhhmmm- just choking."
"The trouble with much modern cooking is not that the food it produces is not good, but that the mood it induces in the cook is one of skin-of-the-teeth efficiency, all briskness and little pleasure. Sometimes that's the best we can manage, but at other times we don't want to feel stressed and overstretched, but like a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in her languorous wake..."