40 Awesome Food Quotes

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Awesome Food Quotes

  • “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 and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

” There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.”  ~Thomas Wolfe

  • “If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~Linda Henley

This is every cook’s opinion No savory dish without an onion, But lest your kissing should be spoiled Your onions must be fully boiled.” ~Jonathan Swift

  • “Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” ~Samuel Butler

” All sorrows are less with bread. ” ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

  • “The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe.”~Alexandre Dumas

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

  • Banish the onion from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. Its presence lends color and enchantment to the most modest dish; its absence reduces the rarest delicacy to hopeless insipidity, and dinner to despair.” ~Elizabeth Robbins Pennell

“Beware of people who don’t eat; in general they are envious, foolish, or nasty. Abstinence is an anti-social virtue.”~Grimod de la Reynière

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

“Don’t take a butcher’s advice on how to cook meat. If he knew, he’d be a chef.” ~Andy Rooney

  • When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.” ~Laiko Bahrs

“An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach.” ~George du Maurier

  • ” Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.”  ~Jasmine Heiler

“Cooking should be a carefully balanced reflection of all the good things of the earth.”~Jean & Pierre Troisgros

  • ” Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ”  ~Mark Twain

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~Laurie Colwin

  • “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  ~George Bernard Shaw, The Revolutionist’s Handbook,Man and Superman

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” ~P. J. O’Rourke

  • ” But when the time comes that a man has had his dinner, then the true man comes to the surface.”  ~Mark Twainawesome food quotes

“When you feel like eating boiled eggs, if you have some truffles in the house, put them in a basket with the eggs and the next day you will have the best boiled eggs you have ever tasted in your gastronomic life.” ~M. Des Ombiaux

  • “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces.” ~Judith Viorst

“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” ~Mark Twain

  • “Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little.” ~Thomas Aloysius (Tad) Dorgan

“As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.”  ~Joan Gussow


  • “An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.” ~Albert Einstein

“As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.” ~Sir Thomas More

  • “I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.” ~A. Whitney Brown

“Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish.” ~Henry Miller

  • “Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.” ~‘Proverbs’ 31:6-7

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing – whatever you want to call it – is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.” ~James Beard

  • “I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit.” ~William Shakespeare

“It is the man who drinks the first bottle of saké; then the second bottle drinks the first, and finally it is the saké that drinks the man.”~Japanese proverb

  • “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”~Bernard Baruch

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” ~Robert Byrne

  • “Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” ~Robert Orben

“An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” ~Dylan Thomas

  • “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” ~Steven Wright

“Hunger makes you restless. you dream about food — not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother’s milk singing to your bloodstream.” ~Dorothy Allis

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  1. Florentina,

    These are all wonderful!!! My personal favorite is the Japanese Proverb on sake! 🙂

    However, I must say it would be a pure delight to change the Thomas Wolfe quote with your guidance/assistance/expertise to the following , ” There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a man making dinner for someone he loves.”

    Yes, Chef! Your apprentice is ready!

    Peas Out!