Things as they are

Against all that propaganda for fancy eating and plain cooking, I hope to persuade you to cook fancy and just plain eat. First of all, it is better for your soul. Only a daily renewed astonishment at things as they are can save us from the idols; it is our love of real processes and actual beings that keeps us sane…. The plainest things in the world, prepared with care and relished for what they are, are better than all the commercial flummery in the dairy case.

Robert Farrar Capon
Supper of the Lamb