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Irma S. Rombauer
“The soufflé is considered the prima donna of the culinary world. The timbale is her more even-tempered relative. On closer acquaintance, both become quite tractable and are great glamorizers for leftover foods.”
“'Correct the seasoning' — how that time-tested direction stimulates the born cook!”
“Nothing stimulates the practiced cook's imagination like an egg.”
“Dried peas and beans, being rather on the dull side, much like dull people respond readily to the right contacts.”
“'May your rice never burn,' is the New Year's greeting of the Chinese. 'May it never be gummy,' is ours.”
Irma S. Rombauer, U.S. cookbook writer
(1877 - 1962)
Full name: Irma Louise von Starkloff Rombauer.