TO YOUR HEALTH
(Garlic sauce with olive oil and vinegar)
SKORDALIA, PROVOKES EXCITEMENT AT THE MERE SOUND OF IT'S
NAME THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT SKORDO MEANS GARLIC THE GREEKS SAY
SMELLING THE PUNGENT SMELL OF THE GARLIC WHEN POUNDING IN A MORTAR AWAKENS THE
APPETITE. MAY BE MADE WITH ALL POTATOES OR ALL BREAD OR A COMBO WITH NUTS OR
OREXI = APPETITE OR DESIRE
TO REACH A PERFECT BALANCE THE COOK HAS TO USE ALL FIVE SENSES. TOUCH, TASTE
SMELL SIGHT AND HEARING
ANALOGOS= IN PROPORTION
THE OPHRASTUS ( 371 B.C.) EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRILLAT-SAVARIN
I sit nearby and …explain the principles and result….
"Play fortissimo with the fire. Make the tempo even. The first dish is not
simmering in tune with the others next it"…. You see, I serve no course
without study, I mingle all in a harmonious scale…Some things are related to
each other by fourths, fifths, or by octaves. These I join by their own proper
intervals and weave them in a series of appropriate courses… "What are
you joining that to?" "What are you going to mix with that?"
"Look out you are pulling a discordant string."
"Cooking and its amenities were held in high esteem by the Athenians, as
was natural in a race so elegant and eager for the new; kings, rich citizens,
poets, and scholars led the way, and philosophers themselves did not feel called
upon to refuse pleasures wrung from the breast of nature."
"Physiology of Taste"
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin