Another snippet from John Thorne

Again I’m struck by how Learning and Cooking [might could] have kindred pleasures:

One of the rarely discussed pleasures that cooking has to offer is just what we have done here –throwing ourselves into the water and letting it sweep us away… until it eventually deposits us, shivering but exhilarated, on a strange stretch of riverbank. Of course, we have to be prepared to swim like hell if we need to, but the real joy comes from surrendering to the flow. (Mouth Wide Open, page 98)

(from a chapter on menudo)