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Seeing as most of us use movie quotes as our signatures, what are some of your favorite or memorable quotes, related to food, of course... Let me start with some of mine, in no particular order:

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
This is definitely the food prison riots are made of.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
We ate pancreas!
Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good.
That son of a bitch was right, she does taste like a peach.
I'll have the orgasm! How many would you like?
Damn, Chin, this is some greasy shit. You ain't got no better food, like some chicken wings, some baby back ribs, some fries or something? Chinese food, no soul food here. I didn't say nothin' 'bout no soul food, I said you got some better food. I don't want that greasy shit. How you gonna sell a big box of grease?
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Dad: What is this?

Mom: It's sauteed zucchini.

Dad: It's I-tey food. I don't want no I-tey food.

Mom: It's not. I got it at the A&P. It's like... squash.

Dad: I know I-tey food when I hear it! It's all them "eenie" foods... zucchini... and linguini... and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit! I want French fries!

Breaking Away, 1979 eenie foods? :laugh:

Pascal: Bite your teeth into the ass of life.
Primo: Sometimes the spaghetti likes to be alone
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Primo: To eat good food is to be close to God.

Big Night (1996) a truly great film about food! :biggrin:

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Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Dad: What is this?

Mom: It's sauteed zucchini.

Dad: It's I-tey food. I don't want no I-tey food.

Mom: It's not. I got it at the A&P. It's like... squash.

Dad: I know I-tey food when I hear it! It's all them "eenie" foods... zucchini... and linguini... and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit! I want French fries!

Breaking Away, 1979 eenie foods? :laugh:

That is one of my all-time favorite movies. With the Tour de France starting this week-end, I might have to rent it.

"Some people see a sheet of seaweed and want to be wrapped in it. I want to see it around a piece of fish."-- William Grimes

"People are bastard-coated bastards, with bastard filling." - Dr. Cox on Scrubs

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Oh Lord, please don't burn us/Don't grill or toast your flock/Don't put us on the barbecue/Or simmer us in stock/Don't braise or bake or boil us/Or stir-fry us in a wok/Oh please don't lightly poach us/Or baste us with hot fat/Don't fricassee or roast us/Or boil us in a vat/And please don't stick thy servants Lord/In a Rotiss-o-mat.

The Meaning of Life, 1983, Monty Python (who else??)

Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Sally Allbright: "I'd like the chef's salad with the dressing on the side...and the apple pie a la mode. But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I'd like it on the side and I want strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream...but only if it's real. If it's out of the can, then nothing..."

Waitress: "Not even the pie?"

Sally: No, just pie, but not heated.

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Sally Allbright: "I'd like the chef's salad with the dressing on the side...and the apple pie a la mode. But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I'd like it on the side and I want strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream...but only if it's real. If it's out of the can, then nothing..."

Waitress: "Not even the pie?"

Sally: No, just pie, but not heated.

:laugh:

"On the side is a very big thing with you."

Harry Burns to Sally Albright

"Some people see a sheet of seaweed and want to be wrapped in it. I want to see it around a piece of fish."-- William Grimes

"People are bastard-coated bastards, with bastard filling." - Dr. Cox on Scrubs

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Andrea Martin (Aunt Voula): What do you mean, you don't eat no meat? ... That's okay. I'll make lamb.

Michael Constantine (Gus Portokalos): In the end, we're all fruit.

Lainie Kazan (Maria): Nicko! Don't play with food! When I was your age, I didn't have food!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding :laugh:

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Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Leopold: I tell you, that thing is a damn hazard!

Kate: It's just a toaster!

Leopold: Why is it called a toaster when it produces no toast, but simply warm bread, and inserting it two times produces charcoal? The ideal toaster would have one and a half insertions to produce the correct toast.

Kate: You know something? Nobody gives a rat's ass that you have to push the toast down twice, and you know why? Because everybody pushes their toast down twice!

Leopold: Not where I come from!

Kate: Oh, right. Where you come from, toast is a result of reflection and study!

Kate and Leopold, 2001.

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My favorite food film The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover has so many:

Georgina: Try the cock, Albert. It's a delicacy, and you know where it's been.

Albert: What you've got to realize is that the clever cook puts unlikely things together, like duck and orange, like pineapple and ham. It's called 'artistry'. You know, I am an artist the way I combine my business and my pleasure: Money's my business, eating's my pleasure and Georgie's my pleasure, too, though in a more private kind of way than stuffing the mouth and feeding the sewers, though the pleasures are related because the naughty bits and the dirty bits are so close together that it just goes to show how eating and sex are related. Georgie's naughty bits are nicely related, aren't they, Georgie?
Michael: Where is he now?

Georgina: He's eating avocado vinigrette and prawns....with his fingers.

Albert: Looks like catfood for constipated French rabbits!
Albert: Profiteroles! Profiteroles!
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Can I play even if the quote's from a television show?

The Sopranos - Adrianna is cooking breakfast for an upset Christopher. She tries to comfort him, and he snaps at her:

Yeah, so if you love me - stir my eggs.
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Can I play even if the quote's from a television show?

The Sopranos - Adrianna is cooking breakfast for an upset Christopher.  She tries to comfort him, and he snaps at her:

Yeah, so if you love me - stir my eggs.

With a quote like that, of course you can.

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Officer: Sir, do you qualify as human?

Bruce Willis: No sir, I am a meat popsicle.

The Fifth Element

I'm sure theres a good quote (can't think of one now) in The Professional with Leon's whole milk drinking obsession.

Andrew Baber

True I got more fans than the average man but not enough loot to last me

to the end of the week, I live by the beat like you live check to check

If you don't move yo' feet then I don't eat, so we like neck to neck

A-T-L, Georgia, what we do for ya?

The Gentleman Gourmand

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Lisa: Is there anything [to eat] that wasn't brutally slaughtered?

Homer: I think the veal died of lonliness.

the simpsons

from overheard in new york:

Kid #1: Paper beats rock. BAM! Your rock is blowed up!

Kid #2: "Bam" doesn't blow up, "bam" makes it spicy. Now I got a SPICY ROCK! You can't defeat that!

--6 Train

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Not exactly a movie (although there was a movie adaptation, so I suppose it qualifies)

Stephen Sondheim from Sweeney Todd

It's priest.

Have a little priest.

Is it really Good?

Sir, it's too good, at least.

Then again they don't commit sins of the flesh,

So it's pretty fresh.

Awful lot of fat

Only where it sat.

Haven't you got poet, or something like that?

No, you see the trouble with poet is,

How do you know it's deceased?

Try the priest.

Mmmm, heavenly...

He don't mix meat and dairy,

He don't eat humble pie,

So sing a miserere

And hang the bastard high!

- Richard Wilbur and John LaTouche from Candide

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FOOD BLUES by Shel Silverstein

I was waitin' in Rosie's Restaurant

When the waiter came up and said, "What do you want?"

I looked at the menu -- it looked so nice

Till he said, "Let me give you some advice"

He said, "Spaghetti and potatoes got too much starch,

Pork chops and sausage are bad for your heart.

There's hormones in chicken and beef and veal.

Bowl of ravioli is a dead man's meal.

Bread got preservatives, there's nitrites in ham,

Artificial coloring in jellies and jam.

Stay away from donuts. Run away from pie.

Pepperoni pizza is a sure way to die.

Sugar rots your teeth and make you put on weight.

But artificial sweetener's got cyclamates.

Eggs got cholesterol. There's fat in cheese.

Coffee ruins your kidneys, and so does tea.

Fish got mercury. Red meat is poison.

Salt's gonna send your blood pressure risin'.

Hot dogs and bologna got deadly red dyes.

Vegetables and fruits are sprayed with pesticides."

So I said, "What can I eat that's gonna make me last?"

He said, "A small drink of water in a sterilized glass."

And then he stopped and he thought for a minute,

And said, "Never mind the water -- there's carcinogenics in it."

So I got up from the table and walked out in the street

Realizing there was nothing I could eat.

I ain't eaten for a month, and I'm feeling fine...

'Cause he did not mention

Beer, whiskey, women and sweet red wine. :laugh:

not a quote but pure Silverstein on my favorite rant on food ...

Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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