Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Claudia Roden on Picnics

The pleasures of outdoor food are those that nature has to offer, as ephemeral as they are intense. A bird will sing his song and fly away, leaves will flutter and jostle the sunlight for a brief second—sky, flowers, and scents have each their small parts to play in the perfect happiness of those enchanted moments. They serve, as Jean Jacques Rousseau said, to "liberate the soul."

(Claudia Roden, Everything Tastes Better Outdoors, p. 4).


Hannah Stoneham said...

Outdoor eating is a wonderful thing indeed - I am loving this blog and so pleased to have discovered it


Miss Whistle said...

So happy to have you here!
x Miss W