Sayings About Cooking: Food Quotes and Proverbs

We all have one thing in common, no matter where we live, what language we speak or what we believe in, we all have to eat food to survive. Some of us can be quite foodies and love making food or going out to eat. Here are some famous quotes about cooking and food that you will enjoy.

Even were a cook to cook a fly,
he would keep the breast for himself.
Polish Proverb

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
― Julia Child

I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
Madam Benoit

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. -Jim Davis

“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.”
– Luciano Pavarotti

A hungry stomach seldom scorns plain food.

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire

“Eggs Benedict is genius. It’s eggs covered in eggs. I mean, come on, that person should be the president.”
– Wylie Dufresne

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one,
you might as well have two.”
– Chef Alain Ducasse

Cookery has become a noble art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.
Robert Burton

Fervet olla, vivit amicitia: While the pot boils, friendship endures. (Meaning the man who gives good dinners has plenty of friends).
Latin Proverb

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye. -Unknown

“I’ve long said that if I were about to be executed and were given a choice of my last meal, it would be bacon and eggs. There are few sights that appeal to me more than the streaks of lean and fat in a good side of bacon, or the lovely round of pinkish meat framed in delicate white fat that is Canadian bacon. Nothing is quite as intoxicating as the smell of bacon frying in the morning, save perhaps the smell of coffee brewing.” – James Beard

A good meal makes a man feel more charitable toward the world than any sermon. -Arthur Pendenys

High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us? -Annita Manning

a beautiful bowl of soup“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct
and taste rather than exact measurements.”- Marcel Boulestin

Hunger finds no fault with the cooking. -Proverb

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it. -Unknown

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

Man is what he eats.-German Proverb

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning. -John Barrymore

“In my experience of vegan food it tends to be a symphony of beige.”- Jay Rayner

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter and in wine. -Polish Proverb

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people. -Elizabeth Berry

“Vegetarians claim to be immune from most diseases but they have been known to die from time to time.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Savory seasonings stimulate the appetite. -Latin Proverb

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. -Channing Pollock

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”- John Gunther

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! -Tommy Smothers

“Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite.- Ruth Reichl

Kissing don’t last: cookery do. -George Meredith

Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made. -Unknown

“Truffle isn’t exactly aphrodisiac but under certain circumstances it tends to make women more tender and men more likable” – J.A. Brillat-Savarin

A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger’s end. -Walter Savage Landor

“The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord.” – Alexandre Dumas

Strange to see how a good dinner and
feasting reconciles everybody. -Samuel Pepys

It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat. -Robert Fuoss

“Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards…therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate.” – Grimod de la Reynière

Hunger is the best sauce in the world. -Cervantes

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. -Buddy Hackett

“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

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. -Author Unknown

Author: This is guest post from Pamela Morris who is foodie who loves to eat and writes for Best Cookware. She shares her cookware reviews, cookware ratings and recipes and more on the cookware consumer guide site.

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