“If you’ve broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.” -Anthony Eden
“Get off your horse and drink your milk.” -John Wayne
“I’m horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean.” -Brooke Burke
“For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry…although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.” -Albus Dumbledore
“It is the chief of this world’s luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.” -Mark Twain
noun 1. a bean, Phaseolus limensis, having a broad, flat, edible seed.
noun 1. is a member of the chili pepper family. It is often pickled and used as an ingredient in sandwiches. It is a variety of the species Capsicum annuum. Its shape and color resembles a banana. Its flavor is not very hot, and as is the case with most peppers, its hotness depends on the maturity of the pepper, with the most ripe being sweeter than younger ones.
noun 1. is a medium-sized chili pepper that has a warm, burning sensation when eaten. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red.
noun 1. is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Coriander is native to southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50 centimetres (20 in) tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. In American culinary usage the leaves are generally referred to by the Spanish word cilantro.
“We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.” -Mario Batali
“To try to talk to the young people who will run the future in ten minutes is a little like trying to put a cantaloupe in a coke bottle.” -John Paul Jones
noun 1. is a perennial herb. The name dill comes from Old English dile, thought to have originated from a Norse or Anglo-Saxon word dylle meaning to soothe or lull, the plant having the carminative property of relieving gas. In Romania it is called Mărar and is used for preparing Borscht or Pickles.
noun 1. are a class of tomatoes believed to be of southeast Asian origin, shaped similarly to the oval plum tomatoes but having the small size and sweetness of cherry tomatoes. Grape tomatoes produce small and typically oblong fruits. Introduced to the worldwide market in the 1990s, they have gained substantial popularity, due at least in part to their higher sugar content compared to regular tomatoes, and due to their smaller, bite-sized shape.
noun 1. is a small variety of tomato that has been cultivated since at least the early 1800s and thought to have originated in Peru and Northern Chile. Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being spherical to slightly oblong in shape. The cherry tomato is regarded as a botanical variety of the cultivated berry
noun 1. Basil, originally from India, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Northeast Asian cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.
“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” -Chinese Proverb
“Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree – they bear no fruit.” -Francis Marion
noun 1. are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries. Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as “blueberries” and are native to North America (commercially cultivated highbush blueberries were not introduced into Europe until the 1930s).
“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” -Alice Walker
“I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.” -Ursula K. Le Guin
“Some olive oils are even rated as zero-cough, one-cough or two-cough. But you don’t feel the sensation until it is deep in your throat. It’s not like hot peppers, which burn everywhere.” -Gary Beauchamp
noun 1. is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves [...]
“He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sun-beams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.” -Gulliver’s Travels
“Trivial details have been summoned, in part, to make a satirical point about upper-middle-class marriage-that the whole thing can slip away between the white wine and the arugula salad.” -David Denby
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” -Tom Robbins
“We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.” -Jane Elliot
noun 1.a variety of small-seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, grown in the Southern U.S.
“Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.” -Ambrose Bierce
“Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the donkey to market; or the precipice.” -Robinson Jeffers
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” -Mark Twain
noun 1. is a leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. While the leaves are always green, chard stalks vary in color. Chard has been bred to have highly nutritious leaves at the expense of the root (which is not as nutritious as the leaves). Chard is, in fact, considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available and a valuable addition to a healthy diet.
“I’m good in the kitchen. I can cook seafood, collard greens, black-eyed peas.” -Monique Coleman
“Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.” -Michael Pollan
“Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
noun 1. Escarole is a variety of endive whose leaves are broader, paler and less bitter than other members of the endive family. In taste — but not color — it is almost indistinguishable from radicchio.
“You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.” -Morley Safer
“When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.” -Joseph Joubert
“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.” -Douglas Adams
noun 1. Kale is a form of cabbage, green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms.
“It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’.” -Beatrix Potter
“What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.” -Samuel Beckett
noun 1. A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.
“One man’s poison ivy is another man’s spinach.” -George Ade
“I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with – dogs and cats, for example – from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts.” -Kristen Bell
“A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face.” -Katherine Heigl
“Just when you’re beginning to think pretty well of people, you run across somebody who puts sugar on sliced tomatoes.” -Will Cuppy
“I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.” -Marlene Dietrich
noun 1. Yellow Squash are any of various squash plants grown for their yellow fruits with somewhat elongated necks.
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” -Jim Davis