Food quotes and sayings

Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution.
Irwin Van Grove

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
W. C. Fields

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

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fibre to sustain the world.
Phil Bredesen

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

Man is what he eats.
Ludwig Feuerbach

Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.
Robert Orben

If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?
Anonymous

But when the time comes that a man has had his dinner, then the true man comes to the surface.
Mark Twain

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

I like vending machines, because snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at the store, oftentimes I will drop it so that is achieves its maximum flavor potential.
Mitch Hedberg

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

Take your hare when it is cased…
Hannah Glasse

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

There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.
Craig Claiborne

There is no such thing as a little garlic.
A. Baer

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

Any two meals at a boarding-house are together less than two square meals.
Stephen Leacock

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?
Lin Yutang

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.
George Dennison Prentice

They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear

We load up on oat bran in the morning so we’ll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there’s no tomorrow.
Lee Iacocca

A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.
George Rosenbaum

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.
William Osler

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

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

Cutting stalks at noontime. Perspiration drips to the earth. Know you that your bowl of rice each grain from hardship comes?
Chang Chan Pao

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
Galbraith

Americans have more food to eat than any other people and more diets to keep them from eating it.
Anonymous

When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.
Rick Budinich

I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2000 of something.
Mitch Hedberg

It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.
Edward Bunyard

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W.C. Fields

The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them.
Vince Staten

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.
Erma Bombeck

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
Orson Welles

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Charles Lamb

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

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.
Oscar Wilde

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
Will Rogers

Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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

Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.
Tom Wilson

Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen

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

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
Richard Whately

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don’t eat it.
Edward Koch

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.
Miss Piggy

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.
Julia Child

Savory seasonings stimulate the appetite.
Latin Proverb

Good food is always a trouble and its preparation should be regarded as a labour of love.
Elizabeth David

The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
Michel de Montaigne

The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and in the passive.
William Ralph Inge

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

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
Jules Renard

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
Mary Bateson

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher