Eat up this excellent collection of food quotes!
We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Toots Shore’s restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore.
Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well mitched they are as body and soul, living partners.
I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher
Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter and in wine.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.
Heart disease has changed my eating habits, but I still cook bacon for the smell.
So hungry I could eat a horse.
I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.
God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.
Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.
If you’re happy, you eat. If you’re sad, you eat. You lose a job, you eat. You get a job, you eat. It’s, you know, it’s addiction.
If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.
Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.
Dieting: A system of starving yourself to death so you can live a little longer.
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
If you live on donuts, rest assured you will not do well.
I got food poisoning today. I don’t know when I’ll use it
Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution.
Irwin Van Grove
Empty wine bottles have a bad opinion of women.
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs.
Health food makes me sick.
How can you eat anything with eyes?
It was a brave man that ate the first oyster.
Practice safe eating – always use condiments.
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. I am President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.
No soldier can fight properly unless he is properly fed on beef and beer.
Duke of Marlborough
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
Epicurus, ancient Greek philosopher
One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.
A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw
I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There’s no pleasure worth foregoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
Dinner, a time when . . . one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham
Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Always eat grapes downward – that is eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot.
Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can’t believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I’m still hungry.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham
I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Cuisine is only about making foods taste the way they are supposed to taste.
Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.
Eggs Benedict is genius. Its eggs covered in eggs. I mean, come on, that person should be the president.
After violent emotion most people and all boys demand food.
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.
Chef Alain Ducasse
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.
In my experience of vegan food it tends to be a symphony of beige.
You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile. A beef smile.
Earl Hickey, My Name is Earl
I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
Scallops are expensive, so they should be treated with some class. But then, I suppose that every creature that gives his life for our table should be treated with class.
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet
Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.
Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.
In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.
Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Clemenza, in The Godfather
There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.
The Italians were eating with forks when the French were still eating each other.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.
Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Food should be fun.
Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields