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The greatest food quotes ever

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1st post - not as intellectual as some but a long time favorite.

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

"It's the same thing," he said.

Regards,

Dave

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Sokrates seems to have coined this one originally, just the other (wrong ;-)) way 'round. I don't know who fixed it:

Thou shouldst live to eat; not eat to live.

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1st post - not as intellectual as some but a long time favorite.

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

"It's the same thing," he said.

Regards,

Dave

One of the best...and truest. :)

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

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw


Cheers,

Anne

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Alternatively:

"Champagne, in victory we deserve it, in defeat we need it"

W. Churchill

I've seen that attributed to Napoleon

My favourite Champagne quote:

"My only regret is that I did not drink more Champagne." Lord Maynard Keynes, on his deathbed

One more food quote:

"Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour." Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

OK this is the last one:

"Eggs, I have found, have much in common with small boys. If they are hurried, overheated, or overbeaten in the beginning, they tend to turn on you, and no amount of future love and concern can right the wrong." Irene Chalmers, The Confident Cook


Edited by barolo (log)

Cheers,

Anne

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These from the incomparable Julia Child.

How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.

The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.


"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 rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite--smoking cigars and

also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be, during all meals and

in the intervals between them."

Sir Winston Churchill

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"A sandwich without meat isn't a sandwich. It's just lonely bread"

Dan Stark Ep 116 "The Good Guys"

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“You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.” William S. Burroughs


Cheers,

Anne

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Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.

- L. M. Boyd


Bob Sherwood

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“When the wolf is at the door, one should invite him in and have him for dinner.”

- M.F.K. Fisher

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From the Simpsons

Foodie #1: "We discovered Korean barbecue in this town."

Lisa: "Uh, before the Koreans?"

Foodie #2: "Oh, sure, they cook it, but they don't get it."

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http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/It-s-broccoli-dear-I-say-it-s-spinach-and-I-say-the-hell-with-it-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8562908_.htm

"It's broccoli, dear."--"I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it." - New Yorker Cartoon


"Gourmandise is not unbecoming to women: it suits the delicacy of their organs and recompenses them for some pleasures they cannot enjoy, and for some evils to which they are doomed." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

MetaFooder: linking you to food | @foodtwit

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Dug out my copy of Jacque and Julia cooking at home to get this quote right "Not everything I do with my roast chicken is necessarily scientific. ... For example, I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the over. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it -- and more important, I like to give it."

And yes, I have the What Would Julia Do bumper sticker.

On a personal note, my dad (who gave me the sticker) sent me this email regrading Gary Taube's latest.

"You'd almost think this guy was making a career of defending my diet.

Salt, We Misjudged You "

love ya dad :wub:


"Gourmandise is not unbecoming to women: it suits the delicacy of their organs and recompenses them for some pleasures they cannot enjoy, and for some evils to which they are doomed." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

MetaFooder: linking you to food | @foodtwit

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This one is my favorite:

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" - Old quote by The Physiology of Taste

2nd:

Good food ends with good talk - Northern Exposure


Food photos that make you hungry - Hungry Food Photography

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"Birds, except when broiled and in the society of a cold bottle, bored him stiff."

--P. G. Wodehouse

"The French think a man can face the day on a cup of coffee and a piece of bread. That explains a lot about their politics."

--Robert Heinlein (from memory - may not be quite verbatim)


Nancy Smith, aka "Smithy"
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"Every day should be filled with something delicious, because life is too short not to spoil yourself. " -- Ling (with permission)

"There comes a time in every project when you have to shoot the engineer and start production." -- author unknown

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When cutting fish, show the fish NO fear. - Linton Hopkins

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I believe that if I ever had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.” James Beard

"cold pizza and warm beer...the breakfast of champions" Heartsurgeon (from the college years)

' "Just one little mint, monsieur. It is so thin. What harm could one little mint do?" Monty Python's 'The Meaning of Life.


Edited by Heartsurgeon (log)

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Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine

James Joyce - Ulysses

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