Food quotes and sayings

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

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

A nickel’s worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamines.
Martin H. Fischer

All sorrows are less with bread.
Miguel de Cervantes

We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.
Ray Kroc

Whole Foods is dedicated to helping people be healthier and live lives with more vitality and greater sense of well being.
John Mackey

The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.
Beatrice and Ira Freeman

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

I’m a man More dined against than dining.
Maurice Bowra

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn’t even know they carried.
Mignon McLaughlin

You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
A J Liebling

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!
Roald Dahl

If music be the food of love play on
William Shakespeare

Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.
Henry IV

Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.
Clementine Paddleford

Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don’t own, to make a dish the dog wouldn’t eat.

Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach.
A. Kerr

The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.
George Bernard Shaw

Fang drops so much food on his ties we keep them in the refrigerator.
Phyllis Diller

The British hamburger thus symbolised, with savage neatness, the country’s failure to provide its ordinary people with food which did anything more for them than sustain life.
Clive James

Yes, cider and tinned salmon are the staple diet of the agricultural classes.
Evelyn Waugh

It’s difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn’t available.
Ronald Reagan

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

No, I don’t take soup. You can’t build a meal on a lake.
Elsie de Wolfe

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
Bill Bryson

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

But one day, one cold winter’s day, He screamed out, ‘Take the soup away!’
Heinrich Hoffman

The vulgar boil, the learned roast an egg.
Alexander Pope

A hungry stomach seldoms scorns plain food.

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

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
Alfred E. Newman

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.
Thomas Tusser

I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Rodney Dangerfield

Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.

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

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

HAM AND EGGS – A day’s work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.

My favorite animal is steak.
Fran Lebowitz

Never order food in excess of your body weight.
Erma Bombeck

Life goes faster on protein.
Martin H. Fischer

I’m not saying my wife’s a bad cook, but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer.
Bob Monkhouse

I’m not sure what makes pepperoni so good – if it’s the pepper or the oni.
Ulrik Stephens

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.

I no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient.
Cyra McFadden

You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you’re apt to be a hermit.
Franklin P. Jones

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?’
Jay Leno

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead – not sick, not wounded – dead.
Woody Allen

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese proverb

Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
Fran Lebowitz

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.
Jane Grigson

The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
Woody Allen

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

Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.
José Simons

I’m allergic to chemicals in food so I eat only organic foods.
Carol Channing

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

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I wouldn’t go in a fast food outlet even to use the toilet.
Jonny Wilkinson