HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What are you cooking today? Tell us about it
TELL US

elsa schiapirelli

r
Rochelle Jul 29, 2001 11:33 PM

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"

thanks

  1. c
    Christine Vallejo Jul 30, 2001 06:28 PM

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

    1. m
      Melanie Wong Jul 30, 2001 03:22 AM

      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
        m
        M.K. Jul 30, 2001 07:45 AM

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

        1. re: M.K.
          j
          Jeremy Newel Jul 30, 2001 02:56 PM

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

        2. re: Melanie Wong
          a
          Andrew Raskin Jul 30, 2001 11:40 AM

          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
            m
            Melanie Wong Jul 30, 2001 01:30 PM

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

            Link: http://www.bartleby.com/63/86/6686.html

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              a
              Andrew Raskin Jul 30, 2001 01:56 PM

              I guess someone misspelled her name somewhere and it stuck.

              1. re: Andrew Raskin
                m
                Melanie Wong Jul 30, 2001 02:01 PM

                Yeppers. Now pay up. (g)

        3. j
          Jim H. Jul 30, 2001 01:56 AM

          NT

          Show Hidden Posts