Books: A Well-Laden Table of Cookbooks

Viands and vegetables from all over, for all seasonings

"Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else. "

—Dr. Johnson

Well said, Sam. Belly may have become a derogatory word in modern times, but Johnson properly viewed it as the locus and focus of gustatory enjoyment and sensual wellbeing. Still, Johnson was at a beggar's...

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