Food quotes and sayings

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

Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.
Anonymous

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it.
Anonymous

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Sheila Graham

Man is born to eat.
Craig Claiborne

Kitchen Physic is the best Physic.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Benjamin Franklin

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley

Food is to eat, not to frame and hang on the wall.
William Denton

The Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine.
Lin Yutang

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
Cervantes

The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.
Barbara Cartland

The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit.
St Frances de Sales

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
Tom Lehrer

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
Yogi Berra

It’s important to begin a search on a full stomach.
Henry Bromel

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.
George Miller

Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Ina Garten

Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
George Bernard Shaw

Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas.
Roseanne

The belly rules the mind.
Spanish Proverb

Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.
Ambrose Bierce

I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.
Katherine Cebrian

The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.
Confucius

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.
Henry David Thoreau

Make food simple and let things taste of what they are.
Curnonsky

I hate a man who swallows it, affecting not to know what he is eating. I suspect his taste in higher matters.
Charles Lamb

Never eat Chinese food in Oklahoma.
Bryan Miller

I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians.
Pat McNelis

Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks out-sell sex books three to one.
L. M. Boyd

There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.
W. Somerset Maugham

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
Mark Twain

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.
Old New York Proverb

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
James Beard

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
Dave Barry

Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible.
H.L. Mencken

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

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Fran Lebowitz

If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.
Sefer Hasidim

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

You can say this for ready-mixes – the next generation isn’t going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.
Earl Wilson

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

I don’t drink water. Have you seen the way it rusts pipes?
W.C. Fields

Food: Part of the spiritual expression of the French, and I do not believe that they have ever heard of calories.
Beverley Baxter

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G.K. Chesterton

The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways.

T. S. Eliot

I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
Anonymous

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.
Judith Viorst

Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.
Anonymous

Carbohydrates are essential for good food balance.
Sharron Davies

Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.
Fred Allen

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Poached eggs are good, poached animals are not.
Anonymous

While the demand for organic food outstrips supply, we happen to know that 77 percent of consumers don’t want genetically engineered crops grown in this country. Consumers can choose whether or not to buy organic produce. Genetically modified ingredients will deny us choice in the long run.
Prince Charles

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
Christopher Morley