Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ode to the all-American dessert

 “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” Jane Austen
“[The (apple) pie should be eaten] while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied juice along the edges (as if the flavor were so good to itself that its own lips watered!), of a mild and modest warmth, the sugar suggesting jelly, yet not jellied, the morsels of apple neither dissolved nor yet in original substance, but hanging as it were in a trance between the spirit and the flesh of applehood... then, O blessed man, favored by all the divinities! eat, give thanks, and go forth, ‘in apple-pie order!’” Henry Ward Beecher

“The natural term of an apple-pie is but twelve hours. It reaches its highest state about one hour after it comes from the oven, and just before its natural heat has quite departed. But every hour afterward is a declension. And after it is one day old, it is thence-forward but the ghastly corpse of apple-pie.” Henry Ward Beecher

This Henry guy sure likes his pie!

Let's face it, sometimes something "sinful" is just the ticket! Think of it as a fruit and bread portion.

Food should be fun--not a constant source of guilt, dread, and avoidance.

I got these quotes from a great guy, Gary Allen. To get on his fun foodie mailing list, check in with him at Gary at onthetable.us.

You won't be sorry!

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