A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.
Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.
Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it.
Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Man is born to eat.
Kitchen Physic is the best Physic.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
Food is to eat, not to frame and hang on the wall.
The Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine.
Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.
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.
When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
It’s important to begin a search on a full stomach.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.
Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
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.
The belly rules the mind.
Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.
I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.
The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.
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.
I hate a man who swallows it, affecting not to know what he is eating. I suspect his taste in higher matters.
Never eat Chinese food in Oklahoma.
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.
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.
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.
Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
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.
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.
I don’t drink water. Have you seen the way it rusts pipes?
Food: Part of the spiritual expression of the French, and I do not believe that they have ever heard of calories.
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.
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.
Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.
Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.
Carbohydrates are essential for good food balance.
Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.
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.
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.
No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.