The foreword to a 1921 cookbook begins with this quote. Nice quote – but I was curious about who Henry T. Finck was and why I should care about what he thought.
A quick google search turned up information about Henry Finck. He was both the music editor and the epicurean editor at the New York Evening Post. According to Oregon Encyclopedia:
Music critic Henry T. Finck spent his childhood on an apple orchard near the Christian agricultural colony of Aurora in the lower Willamette Valley. The first Oregonian to graduate from Harvard, Finck was a prolific writer and critic of contemporary music. He also wrote about horticulture, romantic love, travel, food, and his Oregon boyhood.
11 thoughts on “Good Cooks Are Composers”
His is a lovely way of thinking of it.
I also thought that it was a nice way of thinking about cooking.
Love the thought!
I’m glad you like the quote.
Goodness. He’s quite the polymath, isn’t he?
He was. As a non-polymath, I just had to google the word “polymath” to figure out what it meant. 🙂
True! Good food just makes your taste buds sing and dance with delight!
Fun description. I love it.
A good quote! Now I need to go “make music” in my kitchen!
Depending upon how a dish turns out, sometimes I feel like I’m a better “composer” than other times. 🙂