The Joy of Cooking

Last week we included a “Frosted Melon” recipe from the 1964 edition of the Joy of Cooking.  This week we want to pass on some words of wisdom that we really enjoy from the same volume.  These words come from a section called “The Foods We Eat”: 

“We enjoy the cynical story of the old-fashioned doctor who insisted first on going straight to the kitchen of the afflicted household. Not until he had effusively thanked the cook for giving him a new patient did he dash upstairs to see how he could relieve the cook’s victim.  The fact is that everyone who runs a kitchen can, in the choice and preparation of food, decisively influence family health and happiness.”