” In the winter of 2012, as my fiftieth birthday approached, I began to write what turned into my autobiography, a look at my own life through the lens of food. “


” When I was younger, I read all the great food memoirs, by M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin and Julia Child and Nicolas Freeling and Ruth Reichl, and felt flooded with a sense of comfort and safety. “


” I think there’s a part of my brain where food, language, and memory all intersect, and it’s really powerful. I think I’m not alone in this. “


” I realized that I’ve had a really rocky relationship with food – it has not been a gauzy, beautiful summer of ripe melons and perfectly buttered toast. “


” Most of all, I love unfussy, unpretentious, simple food made with excellent ingredients. If I’m a snob, it’s about quality, not cuisine. “


” I wanted to write a food book, but I’m not a chef or an expert on culinary matters, to put it mildly. “



All 6 Kate Christensen Quotes about Food in picture


In the winter of 2012, as my fiftieth birthday approached, I began to write what turned into my autobiography, a look at my own life through the lens of food.
When I was younger, I read all the great food memoirs, by M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin and Julia Child and Nicolas Freeling and Ruth Reichl, and felt flooded with a sense of comfort and safety.


I think there
I realized that I
Most of all, I love unfussy, unpretentious, simple food made with excellent ingredients. If I
I wanted to write a food book, but I
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