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Jul 29, 2001 11:33 PM

elsa schiapirelli

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i keep running across great food quotations by a woman named elsa schiapirelli and have no idea who she is, can anyone clue me in?

"a good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness"

"...eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship"


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    1. If that's Elsa Schiaparelli, then she would be the late Italian fashion designer, as in the House of Schiaparelli.

      What do I win? (g)

      6 Replies
      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Schiapirelli was quite a character in her time,and had a cult following of sorts.

        1. re: M.K.

          It was she who introduced the color "shocking pink".

        2. re: Melanie Wong
          Andrew Raskin

          Only one letter different between Schiapirelli and Schiaparelli, but that's enough for the judges. I'm sorry, Melanie, no prize for you this time.

          1. re: Andrew Raskin

            Ah, but those quotes are indeed from Ms Schiaparelli, the fashion designer.


            1. re: Melanie Wong
              Andrew Raskin

              I guess someone misspelled her name somewhere and it stuck.

              1. re: Andrew Raskin

                Yeppers. Now pay up. (g)

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          Christine Vallejo

          Also grandma to Marisa & Berry Berenson which would have made her the grandma-in-law to Norman Bates!