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Poetry of Cheese
Mac and cheese, that's God's best handiwork. ~Bones, "The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House," original airdate 2007 May 9th, spoken by the character Seeley Booth, writing credits S.Nathan, H.Hanson, K.Reichs, N.Hawley, and K.Rosenthal
There's something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs. ~Bill Vaughan
Hey yogurt, if you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? ~Attributed to Stephen Colbert
Condensed milk is wonderful. I don't see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans. ~Fred Allen
Whoever needs milk, bows to the animal. ~Yiddish saying
There's no such thing as soy milk. It's just soy juice. ~Lewis Black
Oh. We were thinking Parmesan meant, not "coming from Parma," but "coming from a green shaker can." ~Barbara Kingsolver, "Called Home," Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, 2007
Provided it be well and truly made there is really for the confirmed turophile no such thing as a bad cheese. A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality. ~Clifton Fadiman, "The Cheese Stands Alone," Any Number Can Play, 1957
Don't forget that the flavors of wine and cheese depend upon the types of infecting microörganisms. ~Martin H. Fischer
My forthcoming work in five volumes, "The Neglect of Cheese in European Literature," is a work of such unprecedented and laborious detail that it is doubtful if I shall live to finish it. I cannot yet wholly explain the neglect to which I refer. Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Virgil, if I remember right, refers to it several times, but with too much Roman restraint. He does not let himself go on cheese. Except Virgil and the anonymous rhymer of "If all the trees were bread and cheese," I can recall no verse about cheese. Yet it has every quality which we require in exalted poetry. It is a short, strong word, and it rhymes to "breeze" and "seas." Cheese has also variety, the very soul of song. ~G. K. Chesterton [A little altered. And it's not true! See my page of cheese poetry. –tg]
Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook. ~Ambrose Bierce
ALAS! my CHILD, where is the PEN that can do justice to the HEN?
Like ROYALTY, she goes her way laying FOUNDATIONS every day,
Though not for PUBLIC BUILDINGS, yet for CUSTARD, CAKE and OMELETTE
Or if TOO OLD for such a use they have their FLING at some ABUSE:
As when, to CENSURE PLAYS UNFIT, upon the STAGE they make a HIT,
Or at ELECTIONS SEAL the FATE of an OBNOXIOUS CANDIDATE.
No wonder, CHILD, we prize the HEN, whose EGG is mightier than the PEN.
~Oliver Herford, "The Hen," 1901
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