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”

    1. 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.

      1. Thank you. I get it. I used to eat Ramen (the kind in the plastic bag) when I was in college. I was just curious. And many college students still live off a dime (or is it a dollar now?) and try to add some spice.
        And I’m glad to read a quote from your niece.

        1. I think it’s keeping my son alive! Luckily he works now in a restaurant so I know he’s getting one meal a day when he works. And he stops by now and then for dinner…and to see if I have anything good in the freezer.

          1. To quote the title of an old Food Network show, ramen can be “good eats.

            And your son probably knows that’s what he will find when he comes home!

            I wanted to add that your niece’s quote and name sounded “famous” to me. It sounds like she loves good food.

            1. She does – and she’s a firecracker and perhaps will be famous someday! 🙂 I’ve often thought I’d like a ramen recipe on here, but I think there are so many recipes that are already so good!

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