What Does Cookery Mean?

By John Ruskin


  • It means the knowledge of Medea, and of Circe, and of Calypso, and of Helen, and of Rebekah, and of the Queen of Sheba.
  • It means knowledge of all herbs, and fruits, and balms, and spices, and of all that is healing and sweet in groves, and savory in meat.
  • It means carefulness and inventiveness, watchfulness, willingness, and readiness of appliances.
  • It means the economy of your great-grandmother and the science of modern chemistry, and French art and Arabian hospitality.
  • It means, in fine, that you are to see imperatively that everyone has something nice to eat.

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  1. AlexM

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