My Favorite Food Quotations

Here’s a few of my favorite food quotations – Maybe you have one to share with me?



“…I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this” cooking or “that” cooking. I like good cooking”  -James Beard “

“…we are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons” -Alfred E. Newman

“As for butter vs. margarine, I trust cows more than chemists!”  Joan Gussow

“…he who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise” -Henry David Thoreau

“…it’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it” -Julia Child

“…statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive”  -Wallace Irwin

“…the devil came to me last night and asked what I wanted in exchange for my soul. I still can’t believe I said pizza. Friggin’ cravings”  -Marc Ostroff

“…strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces”  -Judith Viorst

“…life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon”  -Doug Larson

“…there is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will” -Robert Frost

“…food is not about impressing people, it’s about making them feel comfortable. ‘  -Ina Garten

“If you mix Ramen and Hot Sauce it tastes exactly like poverty.”  Kaitlin Anderson

10 thoughts on “My Favorite Food Quotations

    • Thanks! I’m glad you asked about the comment, and with the recent focus and huge popularity of Ramen dishes here in the US, it could seem odd.

      That is one thrown in by young niece – and of course she isn’t referring to Ramen so much, but the practice of young kids (like my son, who buys huge packages of individual packs at Aldi) and college kids living off of and doctoring up the 20 cent packets of Ramen noodles/soup mixes with hot sauce.

      I had to include it because it made me laugh when she said it, but perhaps in retrospect it reflects badly. Badly on Ramen, and poverty really isn’t a joking matter.

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