Artichokes quotes

Artichokes quotes by topic: Food and artichokes, Artichoke features, People and artichokes, Vegetable garden and artichokes, Heart and artichokes, Women and artichokes, Cooking and artichokes, Cook and artichokes, Children and artichokes, Food serving and artichokes, Meat and artichokes, Shops and artichokes, Life and artichokes, Asparagus and artichokes, Attitude to artichokes, Italy and artichoke.

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Food and artichokes

I have often wondered who was the first person to realize that eating an artichoke was a good idea. (Chris Cosentino)

It is always allowable to ask for artichoke jelly with your boiled venison; however there are houses where this is not supplied. (Lewis Carroll)

Arnold buys an artichoke – he likes the artichoke ceremonial, the length of cooking, the stripping of the leaves, then the ritual of the raised plate, a knife underneath to accommodate the vinaigrette with the bottom always remaining a little hairy. (Philippe Delerm)

My immune system has always been overly welcoming of germs. It’s far too polite, the biological equivalent of a southern hostess inviting y’all nice microbes to stay awhile and have some artichoke dip. (A.J. Jacobs)

What could be got from the woods was free and amounted to a diurnal dining diary that everyone kept in their heads. May was wild asparagus, arugula, and artichokes. June was wild lettuce and stinging nettles. July was cherries and wild strawberries. August was forest berries. September was porcini. (Bill Buford)

Artichoke is a solitary vegetable. It’s difficult to eat it in company, but when you’re alone, it’s truly the food of the gods. A meditative vegetable designed for true gourmets. At first it is hard and dense, then gradually softer and more tender. Gradually, the greenish tint fades, turning into straw, revealing itself behind the last of the pointed purple petals. (Paul Fournel)

And I will also advise you
not to stand like a block of stone,
but to treat me with fish,
artichokes and asparagus. (Igor Severyanin)

Artichoke features

«The artichoke is a sexy beast. Thorns to cut you, leaves to peel, lighter and lighter as you strip away the outer layers, until you reach the soft heart’s core.” (Allegra Goodman)

Young artichokes, like tiny heads in crowns, crowded around their head, the august ancestor stem. (George Sand)

This is, after all, a simple flower from the garden! But he’s handsome, isn’t he? Neither give nor take a blue cactus flower! But in fact, it’s only the color of an artichoke! (Hans Christian Andersen)

Artichoke — Cynara scolymus — is similar in appearance to thistle, especially during flowering. Already in the 4th century BC. e. The artichoke was known as a medicine and food. (Igor Sokolsky)

Calendars resemble artichokes. All of their leaves look the same, some taste bitter, many taste boring — but connoisseurs keep discovering the special ones! (KarlHeinz Karius)

People and artichokes

According to the artichoke theory, man had some inner essence, or “heart”; according to the onion theory, once you had unwrapped all the layers of society off of man, there was nothing there. Seen from this perspective, the idea of an onion masquerading as an artichoke seemed sinister, even sociopathic. (Elif Batuman)

As the stewing makes tender the artichoke petals, so too, do time and effort turn acquaintenceship into the tender treasure that is friendship. That evening, in the glow of candlelight, and in the warmth which can only be felt among friends, each of us reached the heart of the artichoke. (Mary Kay Shanley)

My career is like an artichoke. People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it. There’s a whole other side of me that people didn’t know existed. (Katy Perry)

A table leg, a root, a tree, a leaf, all can give me ideas. I am capable of seeing an artichoke and making an artichoke dress! (Pierre Cardin)

Vegetable garden and artichokes

The melon bells shone in a row on their narrow bed; artichokes, beans, spinach, carrots and tomatoes alternated up to an asparagus plant, which looked like a little wood of feathers. (Gustave Flaubert)

Can the garden afford anything more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, peas, beans, and other legumes and sedulous plants so different in color and of such various shapes. (Stephen Switzer)

Everything here was warm, silent and generous. They followed each other in regular rows — lettuce, open like roses, tall, copper-red artichoke greens, as if carved from bronze, thin threads of asparagus, flying like feathers. Here and there huge pumpkins could be seen, rolled around their stems, as if they had fallen from the sky. (Anna de Noailles)

All the vegetables sedately in straight rows, and having nothing to do with each other. The French artichokes standing in stately stiff rows, not so much as glancing at the waving asparagus bed, nor the rows of pale-green mammoth roses, which turn out to be heads of lettuce. I had never seen a vegetable-garden which was ornamental before. (Elizabeth W. Allston)

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Heart and artichokes

ARTICHOKE: Vegetable that does striptease with its heart. (Georges-Armand Masson)

I see you have the heart of an artichoke. (Marcel Proust)

Pay heed: the artichoke is a shy vegetable. She covers herself in spine-tipped leaves that must be carefully peeled away, and underneath shields her treasure with a barricade o’ soft needles. They must be tenderly, but firmly, scraped aside. Ye must be bold, for if yer not, she’ll never reveal her soft heart. (Elizabeth Hoyt)

Happiness is like a big artichoke, you have to remove the leaves to see if there is a heart in the middle. (Dominique Abel)

Women and artichokes

Women are like artichokes: the heart is under the hair. (Frédéric Dard)

Good women and artichokes are the same. The heart is under the hair! (Tatiana de Rosnay)

Before asking for the hand of a young girl, watch her eat artichokes. (Louis Teissier Du Cros)

I grow vegetables — I’m a vegetarian; I’ve got strawberries, artichokes, leeks, broad beans. (Anita Pallenberg)

Cooking and artichokes

In a way, the more techniques you apply, the less important the ingredients are. It shouldn’t be that way, but you can get away with it. But if you’re highlighting this astounding artichoke, it’s got to be an astounding artichoke. (Michael Pollan)

I keep returning to the combination of artichoke, broad beans and lemon. The freshness of young beans and the lemon juice ‘lifts’ the artichoke and balances its hearty nature. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

The artichokes I simply trimmed- chopping off the stalks and cutting the sharp pointy tops off all the leaves with a pair of scissors- before boiling them in salted water until tender. I served the artichokes with some Beurre au Citron, which I made by boiling down lemon juice with salt and pepper, then beating in a stick of butter. (Julie Powell)

Cook and artichokes

Bill Blass came in all the time, and I would make him roast chicken with spring potatoes and spring porcini with spring onion. And baby artichokes. And never, ever did he find a better chicken. (Daniel Boulud)

It’s a lot harder to get people to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over beets and carrots than it is to get them to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over artichokes or asparagus, and I enjoy being able to take these humble, ‘lowbrow’ foodstuffs up a few notches and serve them with great exuberance. (Charlie Trotter)

The hardest thing about being a full time chef is leaving my work behind when I go home at night. I’ll toss and turn about a menu item or forget to order produce and wake up at 4 A.M. in a cold sweat over some artichokes. (Alexandra Guarnaschelli)

Children and artichokes

When we were not good, we went to the corner with an artichoke tail in our mouth to fully understand the bitterness of the mistake. (Jacques Prevert)

When I was growing up in Mississippi — it was good Southern food… but I also grew up with a Greek family; when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking. (Cat Cora)

When my mother would make me sandwiches for school — zucchini and eggs, pepper and eggs, everything was with eggs — the oil would drip out of the bag. She didn’t care if I lost the sandwich — she wanted that brown bag back. She used to give me artichoke sandwiches. You have no idea how embarrassing it is to sit in the schoolyard eating an artichoke with a piece of bread. A lot of kids didn’t know what it was, they’d say, Look at that guy eating flowers! (Pat Cooper)

Food serving and artichokes

Artichoke: That vegetable of which one has more at the finish than at the start of dinner. (Lord Chesterfield)

Artichokes are a real poor man’s dish. It’s the only dish that when you finish eating, you have more on your plate than when you started! (Coluche)

These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual «food» out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead. (Miss Piggy)

Meat and artichokes

The artichoke above all is the vegetable expression of civilised living, of the long view, of increasing delight by anticipation and crescendo. No wonder it was once regarded as an aphrodisiac. It had no place in the troll’s world of instant gratification. It makes no appeal to the meat-and-two-veg mentality. (Jane Grigson)

The artichoke and the lettuce,
the asparagus and the pastenade
and the pepons from Tours
are herbs more fond of me
than the royal meats
which are served in heaps. (Pierre de Ronsard)

Shops and artichokes

And Progress came, which forced him to put in his display artichokes and eggplants from France, foreign apples… bananas, nuts with unusual shapes, “fruit clusters” and mangoes… (H.G. Wells)

The near end of the street was rather dark and had mostly vegetable shops. Abundance of vegetables — piles of white and green fennel, like celery, and great sheaves of young, purplish, sea-dust-coloured artichokes… long strings of dried figs, mountains of big oranges, scarlet large peppers, a large slice of pumpkin, a great mass of colours and vegetable freshness…. (D.H. Lawrence)

Life and artichokes

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little. (Thomas A. Dorgan)

Everything is new to him, he is afraid of everything, because of all the forms of European life he has fully accepted only one — the art of eating artichokes and swallowing oysters without peeling his mouth… (Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin)

Asparagus and artichokes

Are asparaguses just artichokes that haven’t grown properly? Like they started smoking and got really skinny, like supermodels? (Jenny Lawson)

And yet they ate asparagus from a knife and cut artichokes with a knife. (Vladimir Gilyarovsky)

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Attitude to artichokes

Artichokes, decadents and oysters are not to my taste. (Maxim Gorky)

I love artichokes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, and string beans and eat huge amounts of them. (Joel Fuhrman)

Italy and artichokes

Italy is like an artichoke that must be eaten leaf by leaf. (Metternich)


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