Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Maya Angelou compares cooking to poetry

Cooking  is compared to poetry by Maya Angelou in her new book of recipes, Great Food, All Day long.

Angelou told the Washington Post's Express Night out: "Yes, cooking is like writing poetry, but it's also like building a house. You want the best ingredients. When you're writing a poem, you hope to have a good vocabulary, and to choose the nouns and pronouns and verbs carefully.

"The way you put them together will determine how they affect another person. And it's really because you've been careful in the choice of your ingredients and respectful of how they work together. That's true of all the efforts in life."

See - http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2011/01/maya-angelou-great-food-all-day.php


  1. I had the pleasure of meeting and having a lunch with Maya Angelou. It was awe-inspiring.

  2. I like that comparison. It's true both in poetry and cooking that the ingredients have to work together to make the whole.