The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own.
At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.
Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings.