Quotes by: Kate Christensen

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Broccoli gets such a bad rap. This is perplexing to those of us who love that green, treelike, stalky vegetable.
Kate Christensen
I think there's a part of my brain where food, language, and memory all intersect, and it's really powerful. I think I'm not alone in this.
Kate Christensen
Across the Atlantic, in the scattered, far-flung, rural settlements of colonial America, hospitality had become a central concern, and hostesses, like peacocks displaying their iridescent plumage, tried to outdo one another with their creative food displays.
Kate Christensen
Loser lit antiheroes aren't well intentioned or earnest; they don't care whether you like them or not. They're self-mocking, ironic and inventive; they narrate their downfalls with manic wordplay, rampant metaphors, wisecracks, and escalating flights of spleen-fueled lyricism.
Kate Christensen
I grew up in an all-female family - two sisters and a mostly single mother - and we often bonded, in part, by disparaging men and feeling superior to them.
Kate Christensen
My first novel, 'In the Drink,' begun when I was 29 and floundering and published when I was 36 and married, was about a 29-year-old woman whose life was even more screwed up than my own had been.
Kate Christensen
Chan Marshall has one of the most haunting, wrenching voices of any current singer, male or female.
Kate Christensen
The New Nordic diet originated in 2004, when the visionary chefs Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer called a symposium of regional chefs to address the public's increasing consumption of processed foods, additives, highly refined grains, and mass-produced poultry and meat.
Kate Christensen
Famously cancer fighting, laden with vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and phytonutrients, broccoli and its relatives are among the healthiest ingredients of the human diet.
Kate Christensen
Reminded of what a diet really is, I began eating more slowly, being more conscious of when I was full. I started to enjoy my buckwheat bread with goat cheese and pureed butternut-squash soup as a response to real hunger.
Kate Christensen
Iggy Pop has a voice that's somehow simultaneously self-mocking, wild, precise, amused, righteous, cool, contained and bold. I don't know how he does what he does.
Kate Christensen
In 1990, when I had just arrived in New York City as a wet-behind-the-ears 20-something girl from Arizona, I spent a year or more working as the personal secretary and secret ghostwriter to an American-born countess in her apartment on the Upper East Side.
Kate Christensen
Food is not a means toward resolution. It can't cure heartbreak or solve untenable dilemmas.
Kate Christensen
In the case of the cashew, someone, somewhere, a long time ago determined that it had to be roasted. The cashew was once nicknamed the blister nut, because if you try to eat it raw from the tree, your mouth pays the price. The cashew is not a nut, however; it's a seed.
Kate Christensen
I never see myself as writing satire. I think I write about people as they really are, without making them better or worse.
Kate Christensen
It makes you vulnerable to win an award. It's nice to get the attention, but your neck is stuck out.
Kate Christensen
The male muse is an unaccountably rare thing in art. Where does that leave female artists looking for inspiration?
Kate Christensen
I regretted the solitary nature of the writer's life - other people, normal working people, spent their days with co-workers, rode the subway home with a crowd, walked through thronged streets. I worked at home, all by myself.
Kate Christensen
David Levi is a teacher as well as a chef, and, like most teachers, he loves to talk.
Kate Christensen
If there's a rift in the marriage - if someone feels neglected, frustrated, tempted by others, or unsure - then trouble can easily arise.
Kate Christensen
I wanted to write a food book, but I'm not a chef or an expert on culinary matters, to put it mildly.
Kate Christensen
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