Janelle Maiocco


Welcome to my blog. I live in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle on an Urban Farm (w/ five laying hens and a huge garden). I am a trained chef (w/ a certificate in food preservation), taught at a cooking school & like to share 'kitchen hacks' - culinary tips that save time, money & maximize flavor. If that isn't enough, I also run a food+tech startup called Barn2Door.com - a platform to help everyone easily find & buy food directly from farmers, fishers & ranchers (from CSA's to urban farm eggs to 1/2 a grass-fed cow).

food quotes

food quotes


Sometimes I get a kick out of quotes. Mostly I like quotes that either make you nod in agreement, sigh with understanding or laugh out loud. Not sure which, if any, of these will tickle your fancy, but here are is some food [quotes] for thought:

"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ---Charles Schultz

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." ---William Shakespeare

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." ---Jean Anthelme

"Man does not live by bread alone." ---Moses

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch." ---Orson Wells

"There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art." ---Yuan Mei

"Life itself is the proper binge." ---Julia Child

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ---Virginia Woolf

"I eat merely to put food out of my mind." ---N.F. Simpson

"He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster." ---James I

Red meat and gin---Julia Child's recipe for longevity.

"The pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table." ---Charles Pierre Monselet

"Dining is and always was a great and artistic opportunity." ---Frank Lloyd Wright

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but to enjoy your ice cream while it is on your plate." ---Thornton Wilder

"Everyone eats and drinks, yet only few appreciate the taste of food." ---Confucious

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

you quesadillas will never be the same: green chili chutney.

you quesadillas will never be the same: green chili chutney.