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The greatest food quotes ever


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Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled. ~Frederic Raphael

"What's your favorite kind of apple?"

"I bet it's granny smith you sour prick."

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Around my house the main quote is WWTD? What Would Thomas [Keller] Do?

And also (apropos of the Voltaire quote earlier):

*Either*

"How can you govern a nation that has 246 kinds of cheese?"

*Or*

"Nobody can simply bring together a country that has 265 kinds of cheese."

-- Charles de Gaulle

My suspicion, knowing politicians as I do, is that once he'd found a decent line, he probably said both.

I'm on the pavement

Thinking about the government.

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Mario's famous quote, "The Italians were eating with forks when the French were still eating each other."

Bourdain's quote that I use for my tag, "Even Samantha Brown would have a hard time summoning a "wow" for this"

I love the WWTD. A classic for cooking slackers.

Bob

Even Samantha Brown would have hard time summoning a "wow" for this. Anthony Bourdain

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I can relate to this. A suitable quote for those times when people look at you funny when you have blown a thousand bucks on a meal.

We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd.

Heston Blumenthal

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I was reading David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, and a line near the end made me smile in a way that I know I'll be quoting Mitchell for some time:

Dhondt to Frobisher - "My worry is that the next war will be so big, nowhere with a decent restaurant will be left untouched."

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My fave is another of Douglas Adams' -

"All time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Drink up, the world's about to end." - Ford Prefect to Arthur Dent, HHG2G

After that, I'm quite fond of an unattributed quote: "Any self-respecting cat will bury a ripe guava."

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This particular theme has already been touched on - but this refers to the one who first inspired me.

I recently saw this apron: Large Letters "WWJD" small letters "What would Julia do"

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This particular theme has already been touched on - but this refers to the one who first inspired me.

I recently saw this apron: Large Letters "WWJD" small letters "What would Julia do"

I L0VE it! :laugh:

"Commit random acts of senseless kindness"

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I revere Charles Dickens. Of his extensive dialogue about food in his books, my favorites are from A Christmas Carol:

"Hallo! A great deal of steam!The pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house, and a pastry cook's next to each other, with a laundress's next door to that! That was the pudding."

And declaring it "a wonderful pudding--not at all a small pudding for such a large family" to Mrs. Cratchet, who said, "I do confess I had my doubts about the quantity of flour."

And then there was my inimatable (a nickname for Dickens himself) father, who once said at the Empress Room, a very fancy Chinese restaurant on the top of the Hyatt, "Gimme one of them Chinese margaritas" to the very stuffy Chinese waiter.

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"Tea can have a piece of fruit hanging on the side of the cup. If I have fruit hanging from the side of glass, there should be rum in it." Amy Vansant

"Champagne should be cold, dry and, hopefully, free."

- Christian Pol Roger

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"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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Quote from a Maxine comic:

"I get my glow from a bottle. It says Zinfandel!"

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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My fave is another of Douglas Adams' -

After that, I'm quite fond of an unattributed quote: "Any self-respecting cat will bury a ripe guava."

Wow, is that true! My husband just bought a small case of guavas and the first thing the strikes one when walking into our house is "clean that catbox, now!" I had no idea.

P.S. We have no pets.

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