by Cari Borja Happiness is the longing for repetition. —Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being How do we measure time? From those meaningful memories of the rituals (or repetitions) that punctuate our lives, to those more novel experiences that may over time become a ritual—we are not only what we celebrate but how.
by Cari Borja He wrote me: I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining. We do not remember, we rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. How can one remember thirst? — Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil , 1983
by Cari Borja “At the moment the eyes of the body closed, the eyes of the mind were opened.” —Ousmane Sembène, God’s Bit of Wood
by Cari Borja “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” —Soren Kierkegaard Can you remember what kind of wine drinker you were when you first saw Alexander Payne’s iconic 2004 film Sideways , which takes place in Santa Barbara wine country? I do.
by Cari Borja “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
In this dazzling, full-color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook.