arugula, atheism, Ciarán Hinds, Epicurus, grilled peppers, James Watson, Jarod Kintz, mezze, rhubarb crumb cake, Smitten Kitchen, vegetarian food
Someone once suggested to geneticist James Watson that his atheism must make life rather bleak. He replied, “Well, I am anticipating a good lunch.”
I go through periods where I write down all the things I make for dinner, or eat at restaurants. Sometimes it’s because I might want to make them again, and other times it’s more like keeping a journal on a trip. Food is my adventure and my vacation, even when I stay home.
[On French cinematographer Bruno de Keyzer]: I remember him coming to the set every morning as the light was creeping up and the first thing he would say, with a half-lit cigar, was [adopts French accent], ‘And where are we eating this evening?’ It’s something I’ve never come across since! -Ciarán Hinds
We had a big batch of rhubarb in the fridge, so I surfed about online looking for a cake recipe and found Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake from the Smitten Kitchen. Deb is very funny and she’s really into Big Crumbs. I went a bit overboard with her instructions and ended up with Flintstones Boulder Crumb Cake. But the Long-Suffering Husband enjoyed it enough to steal two more pieces after dinner. So I count that a success.
“Cap’n and I are available for birthday parties at reasonable prices. He does magic, and I make your cake disappear.
― Jarod Kintz, Sleepwalking is Restercise
Love looking forward to a meal, love Smitten Kitchen and love the look of your mad huge crumbed cake! 🙂
Many thanks! It is fast disappearing…
Ah, you must be a crumb cake fan!
I absolutely am! Give me crumb over cream any day 😉