Quotes about Food and Eating

We all like and have to eat. So, I thought of sharing some food and cooking related quotes for those of us foodies out there. Here are some nice and entertaining quotes and sayings about food and eating. Enjoy.

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a “home” might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation. -Emily Post

“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”
– Chef Marcel Boulestin

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. -Thomas Keller

“I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.” – Anthony Bourdain

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.” – Ferran Adria

What is stronger than a mother’s love? The smell of spring onions on your girl’s breath. -John R. Kemble

“I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.” – Martha Harrison

I eat so poorly during the stressful part of my day I need to have a vegetable orgy for dinner just to make up for it. -Carrie Latet

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.”- Pythagoras

Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life. -Lionel Poilane

Cooking-with-Le-Creuset“In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.” – Jose Simon

Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion. -Martin H. Fischer

“There is a communication of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk. And that is my answer when people ask me: Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love.” – MFK Fisher

“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.” – Frederic Raphael

It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it. -Julia Child

As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It’s time to start making soup again. -Leslie Newman

“The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn’t waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it.” – Mario Batali

“I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.” – Graham Kerr

Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eating under a tree. -Elizabeth Russell

“A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.” – Sir Thomas Moore

“Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.”- Gael Greene

“To be tempted and indulged by the city’s most brilliant chefs. It’s the dream of every one of us in love with food.” – Gael Greene

My soul is dark with stormy riot,
Directly traceable to diet. -Samuel Hoffenstein

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

I’m trying to eat better. And, I do feel wise after drinking tea. After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry. -Carrie Latet

“A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting.” – Charlie Trotter

To give life to beauty, the painter uses a whole range of colours, musicians of sounds, the cook of tastes — and it is indeed remarkable that there are seven colours, seven musical notes and seven tastes.” – Lucien Tendret

A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner: “I don’t like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate.” -Author Unknown

“There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.”
– Leo Buscaglia

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” – A. A. Milne

“Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention.” – Escoffier

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. -Doug Larson

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“There is nothing like a plate or a bowl of hot soup, it’s wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation, to dispel the depressing effects of a grueling day at the office or the shop, rain or snow in the streets, or bad news in the papers.” – Louis P. De Gouy,

“New York is the greatest city in the world for lunch… That’s the gregarious time. And when that first martini hits the liver like a silver bullet, there is a sigh of contentment that can be heard in Dubuque.”
– William Emerson Jr.

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.”
– Meryl Streep

“You sit down at Katz’s and you eat the big bowl of pickles and you’re eating the pastrami sandwich, and halfway through you say to yourself, I should really wrap this up and save it for tomorrow. But the sandwich is calling you: Remember the taste you just had. So fatty. It’s what you want. It’s what you are! I’ve never gotten home from Katz’s with a doggie bag in my hand. A pastrami sandwich at Katz’s is what’s bad and good about food. It’s the sacred and the profane.” – Mario Batali

“Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well mitched they are as body and soul, living partners.” – Andre Simon

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.” – Marilyn Wann

“For the first time I know what it is to eat. I have gained four pounds. I get frantically hungry, and the food I eat gives me a lingering pleasure. I never ate before in this deep carnal way… I want to bite into life and to be torn by it.”- Anaïs Nin

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans.” – Ernest Hemingway

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