'Food is the sun: family, work, friends, the day-to-day, the extraordinary - all in orbit like planets. There's order in the universe when someone says, 'Let's eat'... 'Look at the story of Jesus, how one of his last acts before he was crucified was dinner with friends. One identifies, naturally. One thinks, what will I be having for my last dinner, who will be there? Perhaps we Italians always have this image in the back of our minds. Make every dinner count - something unbelievable may happen to you the next day.'
from In Tuscany by Frances Mayes