30 Best Quotes About Food


EcoSalon’s favorite quotes about the simple pleasures of cooking and eating.

If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food. -Sally Edwards

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

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

Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. -Garrison Keillor

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

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives. -Oscar Wilde

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. -Lewis Grizzard

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

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. -Laiko Bahrs

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. -John Gunther

We plan, we toil, we suffer – in the hope of what?  A camel-load of idol’s eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs. -J.B. Priestly

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. -George Bernard Shaw

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. -Calvin Trillin

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. -Federico Fellini

Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. -Jay Leno

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

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

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

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

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts! -James Beard

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

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements. -Marcel Boulestin

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

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

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

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

The belly rules the mind. -Spanish Proverb

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

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

 

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