Sensational Quotes for Smart People

 

Sensational Quotes about Food,

Eating, and Cooking 

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First Top-10 List of Sensational Quotes

about Food, Eating, and Cooking

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star.
— Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
— Benjamin Franklin

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
— Fran Lebowitz
 

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
— Denis Diderot

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
— François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

Some of the waiters discuss the menu with you as if they were sharing wisdom picked up in the Himalayas.
— Seymour Britchky

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
— W. C. Fields

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food  and Cooking

I had never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side.
— James Payn

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

Drinking strong wine cures hunger.
— Hippocrates

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Food and Cooking

Chestnuts [and Hazelnuts too, perhaps] are delicacies for princes and a lusty and masculine food for rusticks, and able to make women well-complexioned.
— John Evelyn (1620-1706)

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Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about Food and Cooking

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations

about Food and Cooking

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
— M. F. K. Fisher

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

The only really good vegetable is Tabasco sauce. Put Tabasco sauce in everything.
— P. J. O'Rourke

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

Did you ever see the customers in health-food stores?
They are pale, skinny people who look half
dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people.
They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific.
— Bill Cosby

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

Feed sparingly and defy the physician.
— English proverb

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

The table kills more people than war does.
— Catalan proverb

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

The hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, sung to the right tune and in a not-too-brisk tempo, makes a very good egg timer. If you put the egg into boiling water and sing all five verses and chorus, the egg will be just right when you come to Amen.
— Letter in the London Daily Telegraph

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

She tried to found a salon, and only succeeded in opening a restaurant.
— Oscar Wilde

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

Bread that must be sliced with an ax is bread that is too nourishing.
— Fran Lebowitz

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
— David Zucker

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotations 

 about Food and Cooking

Society is composed of two great classes — those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
— Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

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More Sensational Quotes about Food,

Eating, and Cooking for Smart People 

Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrées, the hors d'oeuvres, and the things à la though you know that Roast Beef, Medium, is safe and sane, and sure.
— Edna Ferber

Life is like preparing food. It all depends on what you add and how you mix it. Sometimes you follow the recipe and other times you decide to use your creativity  to add more spice to the end result.
— Anon

Honesty is the best policy and spinach is the best vegetable. 
— Popeye

Someone the other day told me that left-over wine could be used for cooking. I was totally confused. What the heck is left-over wine?  
— Unknown funny person

I am addicted to Nutella, the chocolate hazelnut spread?
I can't live without it. I need a daily dose of Nutella.
— Michelle Trachtenberg

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.
— Emily Post

If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.
— Tom Jaine

We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience, and live without
 heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without 
 books;
But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
— Owen Meredith

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
— Peter De Vries

THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD MAN'S SECRETS OF LONGEVITY
1. Don't run for a bus — there'll always be another.
2. Never, ever touch fried food.
3. Stay out of a Ferrari or any other small Italian car.
4. Eat fruit — a nectarine — even a rotten plum is good.
— Mel Brooks

It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. 
— George Orwell

Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.
— Robert Orben

Better a good dinner than a fine coat.
— French proverb 

Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
— Hilaire Belloc

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
— Alice May Brock

There is no such thing as a little garlic. 
— A. Baer

What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.
— Augustus Saint-Gaudens

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner,
And take to light claret instead of pale ale;
Look down with an utter contempt upon butter,
And never touch bread till it's toasted — or stale
— H. S. Leigh (1837-83), English author

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
— American Proverb

Shake and shake
The catsup bottle,
None will come,
And then a lot'll.
— Richard Armour

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the time he killed himself.
— Johnny Carson

You won't be surprised that diseases are innumerable — count the cooks.
— Seneca

Wedding-reception food, whether served at tables or presented at a buffet, should be stuff that's easy to throw up, like spaghetti. 
— P. J. O'Rourke

It's all right, the white wine came up with the fish.
— Herman J. Mankiewicz, after having left a formal dinner table to be sick
 

Cheese it is a peevish elf. It digests all things but itself.
— John Ray

Hate turnips and successful people? — You likely need serious therapy but at least the turnips are happy!
— Dave Erhard

The mountain sheep are sweeter,
But the valley sheep are fatter;
We therefore deemed it meeter
To carry off the latter.
— Thomas Love Peacock

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
— Alexander Pope

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate.
— Emily Dickinson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
— Samuel Johnson

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine & becoming viands.
— Lord Byron

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
— Prue Leith

'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
— Thomas Wolfe

I once came across a fellow lightworker who clearly had a food addiction, and she is also a channel. And what she said was very interesting — that in order to channel well she needs a big body. She believed this to be true and so gave rational-lies that it is ok to indulge because this will help in her work. This was many years ago so I don't know if she has since woken up to the truth in herself. For her sake and for the sake of those she serves, I hope so. I share this story to illustrate that our minds can be a weapon of destruction if we do not master it.
— Shamala Tan

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.
— Oscar Wilde

Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?
— G. C. Lichtenberg

It just proves that fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong. They eat horses instead of ride them.
— Cole Porter

If you don't know whether a mushroom is edible or not, you cook it all up, and you take a little bit and then you leave it until the next day and watch to see if there are any bad effects. If there aren't any, you eat a little more, and presently you know something. 
— John Cage

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

If you would eat well in England, you must eat breakfast three times a day.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
— Cyril Connolly, British journalist and writer

When I ask for a watercress sandwich, I do not mean a loaf with a field in the middle of it.
— Oscar Wilde

Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks.
— David Garrick

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
— Mark Twain

Bud Light.
— Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis Blues hockey player, when asked to name his favorite sports drink

I don't order fries with my club sandwich.
— Mario Lemiex of Pittsburg Penguins, in reply to how he stays in shape in the off season

Louise doesn't claim to be anything of a cook ... She really doesn't see eye to eye with a stove at all.
— Alan Ayckbourn

Take away that pudding — it has no theme.
— Winston Churchill

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
— Cyril Connolly, British journalist and writer


A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.
— P. J. O'Rourke

The best number for a dinner party is two — myself and a dam' good head waiter.
— Nubar Gulbenkian, British oil tycoon and socialite

To eat is human, to digest divine.
— Charles T. Copeland

Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.
— Henry IV, King of France

After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.
— English proverb

Short men eat more than tall men.
— French proverb

Don't eat too many almonds; they add weight to the breasts. 
— Colette

Conversation did not flow with the drink; it drowned in it.
— Quentin Crisp

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

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
— W. Somerset Maugham

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
— Simon Hoggart

This was a good enough dinner, to be sure; but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.
— Samuel Johnson

Any dish that tastes good with capers in it tastes even better with capers not in it.
— Nora Ephron

A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children.
— David Brenner 

One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
— Henry David Thoreau

My favorite animal is steak.
— Fran Lebowitz

Steer clear of restaurants with an attitude.
— Dave Erhard

Steer clear of restaurants that rotate.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
— Shirley Conrad

Drink champagne for no reason at all.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
— Samuel Johnson

It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.
— Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
— Saki

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine & becoming viands.
— Lord Byron

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
— Elsa Schiaparelli

Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish
— Henry Miller

I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that. 
— Oscar Wilde

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians — except for the occasional mountain lion steak.
— Ted Nugent

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? 
— Unknown wise person

Why is it that when vegetarians come to you, you're expected to provide food for them, but  if you went to their house you'd never say, "I can't eat this muck. Would you grill me a thick steak?".
— Simon Hoggart, columnist with The Guardian

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat? 
— Anon

Of soup and love, the first is the best.
— Thomas Fuller

Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. 
— Jay Leno

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
— Virginia Woolf

It if tastes good, it's trying to kill you.
— Roy Qualley

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing never to put it in a fruit salad.
— Unknown wise person

There are nine ways of poaching eggs, and each of them is worse than the other.
— Robert Lynd

Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like — and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
— Saki

We could not have had a better dinner had there been a Synod of Cooks.
— Samuel Johnson

A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
— Samuel Johnson

I never see an egg brought on my table but I feel penetrated with the wonderful change it would have undergone but for my gluttony; it might have been a gentle useful hen, leading her chickens with a care and vigilance which speaks shame to many women.
— St John de Crevecoeur

Lunch is on me.
— Brendan Shanahan, Hockey Player with Detroit Red Wings, after signing a $26-Million Contract

It's a wery remarkable circumstance ... that poverty and oysters always seem to go together.
— Charles Dickens

I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book . . . The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce  and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.
— Groucho Marx

Long as there is chicken and gravy on your rice Ev'rything is nice.
— Johnny Mercer

Please, sir, I want some more.
— Charles Dickens

I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.
— Katherine Cebrian

Serenely full, the epicure would say,
Fate cannot harm me, I have dined to-day.
— Sydney Smith

People often feed the hungry so that nothing may disturb their own enjoyment of a good meal.
— W. Somerset Maugham

The healthy stomach is nothing if not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
— Samuel Butler

Cannibalism went right out as soon as the American canned food came in.
— Stephen Leacock

Like cannibalism, a matter of taste.
— G. K. Chesterton

Last night we went to a Chinese dinner at six and
a French dinner at nine, and I can feel the sharks' fins navigating unhappily in the Burgundy.
— Peter Fleming

Beulah, peel me a grape.
— Mae West in the 1933 film I'm No Angel

The tragedy of English cooking is that 'plain' cooking cannot be entrusted to 'plain' cooks.
— Countess Morphy

Look here, Steward, if this is coffee, I want tea; but if this is tea, then I wish for coffee.
— Punch

The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as good cooks go, she went.
— Saki

You know that really was quite the most appalling meal I've ever tasted. I'd forgotten how bad she was. Burnt Earl Grey omelettes. It's almost an art form to mistreat food in that way.
— Alan Ayckbourn

Subdue your appetites my dears, and you've conquered human natur.
— Charles Dickens

It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is "soporific".
— Beatrix Potter

Plant carrots in January and you will never have to eat carrots.
— Unknown wise person

Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it. 
— Charles Dudley Warner

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
— Fran Lebowitz

The best peas are the smallest peas and ... the sleaziest peas are the best peas.
— Waveley E. Root

Artichokes ... are just plain annoying.... After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.
— "Miss Piggy"

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
— Ambrose Bierce in The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary

[Seaweed's] only natural enemies are children, who try to turn it into weather-forecasting devices, and the Welsh, who try to turn it into bread. Both attempts are disastrously unsuccessful.
— Miles Kington

You don't get tired of muffins, but you don't find inspiration in them. 
— George Bernard Shaw

[Cheese is] milk's leap toward immortality.
— Clifton Fadiman

Mustard's no good without roast beef.
— Chico Marx

Watermelon — it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. 
— Enrico Caruso

Parsley Is gharsley.
— Ogden Nash

Salad. I can't bear salad. It grows while you're eating it, you know. Have you noticed? You start one side of your plate and by the time you've got to the other, there's a fresh crop of lettuce taken root and sprouted up.
— Alan Ayckbourn

Botticelli isn't a wine, you Juggins! Botticelli's a cheese!
— Punch

You like potato and I like po-tah-to,
You like tomato and I like to-mah-to;
Potato, po-tah-to, tomato, to-mah-to
Let's call the whole thing off!
— Ira Gershwin, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

When the Reverend Mr. Dumfarthing sternly refused tea as a'pernicious drink weakening to the system, the Anglican rector was too ignorant of the presbyterian system to know well enough to give him Scotch whisky.
— Stephen Leacock

Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what's for lunch.
— Orson Wells

And now with some pleasure I find that it's seven; and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down.
— Virginia Woolf

Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least.
Cocoa is a cad and coward
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
— G. K. Chesterton

Come in, or we will both starve.
— Sign in restaurant window

`But why should you want to shield him?' cried Egbert; `the man is a common murderer.' `A common murderer, possibly, but a very uncommon cook.'
— Saki

The lunches of fifty-seven years had caused his chest to slip down into the mezzanine floor.
— P. G. Wodehouse

The ham roll consisted of greasy pie dough of the sort contained in five-cent pork pies. Imbedded rubber-like in this were strips of fried ham tasting slightly of kerosine. Over the pasty lay an inch of Dole's Hawaiian shredded pineapple. The vegetables were a stone-cold, glass-hard roast potato, some billiard-green string beans out of a can and floating in a water sauce, and two spoonfuls of tuna-fish salad using hemp instead of lettuce.
— S. J. Perelman

I brought buckets of caviare and asked all the greediest people I know. They sat in a holy circle and never spoke to me once, except to say, in loud asides, that the others were making pigs of themselves.
— Nancy Mitford, in a letter about her trip to Russia

We lived for days on nothing but food and water.
— W. C. Fields

I'll take a lemonade — in a dirty glass!
— Bob Hope in 1946 film Road to Utopia

Where there's smoke, there's toast.
— Unknown wise person

The dinner was: cold TINNED ham and cold hard mince pies. Then we sang carols which was rather fun I'm bound to say. Bring me flesh and bring me wine. Poor Maurice's tenor boomed in vain-not a drop.
— Nancy Mitford

The test of a cook is how she boils an egg. My boiled eggs are FANTASTIC, FABULOUS. Sometimes as hard as a too carat diamond, or again soft as a feather bed, or running like a cooling stream, they can also burst like fireworks from their shells and take on the look and rubbery texture of a baby octopus. Never a dull egg, with me.
— Nancy Mitford

Sue wants a barbecue, Sam wants to boil a ham, Grace votes for bouillabaisse stew, Jake wants a weeny-bake, steak and a layer cake, He'll get a tummy ache too.
— Johnny Mercer

There is no danger of my getting scurvy [while in England], as I have to consume at least two gin-and-limes every evening to keep the cold out.
— S. J. Perelman

And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?
— Henry Reed

Dinner at the Huntercombes' possessed only two dramatic features — the wine was a farce — and the food a tragedy.
— Anthony Powell

Have an egg roll, Mr Goldstone,
Have a napkin, have a chopstick, have a chair! Have a sparerib, Mr Goldstone
Any sparerib that I can spare, I'd be glad to share!
— Stephen Sondheim 

OSCAR: I got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches... Well, what do you say?
MURRAY: What's the green?
OSCAR: It's either very new cheese or very old meat.
— Neil Simon

Lunch Hollywood-style — a hot dog and vintage wine.
— Harry Kurnitz

What I always say about your salads, Annie, is that I may not enjoy eating them but I learn an awful lot about insect biology.
— Alan Ayckbourn

`Can I have a table near the floor.
`Certainly, I'll have the waiter saw the legs off.'
— Groucho Marx

BRENDA: It's all sort of gritty this sandwich.
RALPH: Gritty, is it? Never mind, it's probably been dropped somewhere. It's good for you, grit. They give it to hens.
— Alan Ayckbourn

Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
— Fran Lebowitz

A number of other remarkable things show up in holiday dinners, such as... pies made out of something called "mince", although if anyone has ever seen a mince in its natural state he did not live to tell about it.
— P. J. O'Rourke

As to those who can find it in them to employ the doubtlessly useful word `brunch', do they, I wonder, ever up-grade it to `bruncheon': This is the kind of question that I ponder on while waiting for the kettle to boil. The active mind is never at rest.
— Arthur Marshall

I could never understand what Sir Godfrey Tearle saw in Jill Bennett, until I saw her at the Caprice eating cornon-the-cob.
— Coral Browne

Never serve oysters in a month that has no paycheck in it.
— P. J. O'Rourke

Boiled lamb brisket... is either the national dish or just what everything in Australia tastes like.
— P. J. O'Rourke

[England] is the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than sex. I mean, a hard cheese will kill you, but a soft cheese will kill you in seconds.
— Jackie Mason

My grandmother... about as bad a cook as you can be without actually being hazardous.
— Bill Bryson

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon. 
— Jill Cooper

Warm the pot first ... then put two heaping teaspoonfuls in the pot-no bags-in boiling water, and when it's in, stir it. 
— Lynn Fontanne 

If you run across a restaurant where you often see priests eating with priests, or sporting girls with sporting girls, you may be confident that it is good. Those are two classes of people who like to eat well and get their money's worth.
— A. J. Liebling

Contrary to popular notion, truck drivers know nothing about good restaurants. If you want a reliable tip, drive into a town, go to the nearest appliance store, and seek out the dishwasher repair man. He spends a lot of time in restaurant kitchens and usually has strong opinions about them. 
— Bryan Miller

Never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
— Calvin Trillin

Never trust the food in a restaurant on top of the tallest building in town that spends a lot of time folding napkins. 
— Andy Rooney

Never order anything that isn't fried from a waitress named Mabel; never take the last donut in the display case. 
— Flip Spiceland

Never eat Chinese food in Oklahoma.
— David Bryon

When it comes to Chinese food ... the less known about the preparation the better.
— Calvin Trillin

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
— G. K. Chesterton

Never eat more than you can lift.
— "Miss Piggy"

Eat less than you think you want, eat with your intelligence, not your stomach. Never get up from the table with an inward, silent apology for being a pig. 
— Coco Chanel

Never commit yourself to a cheese without having first examined it. 
— T. S. Eliot

Coffee, though a useful medicine, if drunk constantly will at length induce a decay of health, and hectic fever. 
— Jesse Torrey

While it is undeniably true that people love a surprise, it is equally true that they are seldom pleased to suddenly and without warning happen upon a series of prunes in what they took to be a normal loin of pork. 
— Fran Lebowitz

Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.
— Mark Twain

Cheese and salt meat should be sparingly eat.
— Benjamin Franklin

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey, or the guinea hen.
— Alice B. Toklas 

Don't salt other people's food.
— Bulgarian Proverb

Serve Coke or RC with meat; 7-Up or Sprite with fish, Dr. Pepper with game ...
— Calvin Trill

The proper way to cook a cockatoo is to put the bird and an axhead into a billy. Boil them until the axhead is soft. The cockatoo is then ready to eat. 
— Anonymous

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out.
— Jean Kerr

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
— Thornton Wilder

Eat to live, live not to eat. Three good meals a day is bad living.
— Benjamin Franklin

I love eating in restaurants but it doesn't beat a home-cooked meal. Even if it's a burned grilled cheese sandwich, it's my own grilled cheese sandwich. Nothing compares to that.
— Jack Frost, alias for a restaurant critic and AAA publishing editor

Dine with little, sup with less: do better still: sleep supperless.
— Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
— Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
— Benjamin Franklin

Hold your counsel before dinner; the full belly hates thinking as well as acting.
— Benjamin Franklin

All the Coffee in Columbia Won't Make Me a Morning Person!
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MEAT IS MURDER: Tasty, tasty murder!
— Bumper Sticker

Cops Do It — With Donuts!
— Bumper Sticker

You Wanna Pizza Me?
— Bumper Sticker 

I Love Animals — They Taste Great!
— Bumper Sticker

What good are vitamins?  Eat four lobsters, eat a pound of caviar — live!  If you are in love with a beautiful blonde with an empty face and no brain at all,  don't be afraid, marry her — live! 
— Arthur Rubinstein
 

 Top-10 Unusual Books about Food for People on a Cleanse (Actual Books That Were Published with These Titles)

What Can I Do with My Juicer?
— by Babara Norman published in New York by Bantam in 1992

Living Withoug Eating
— by Herbert Thurson published in Britain in 1931

10,000 Snacks: Of Snacks There Is No End!
— by Cora, Rose, and Bob Brown published in Garden City, N.Y. by Halycon House in 1948

How to Survive Snack Attacks Naturally
— by Shari and Judi Zucker published in England by Woodbridge Press Publishing in 1979

How to Eat a Peanut
— by Anon published by a New York publisher in 1900

Be Bold with Bananas
— by Banana Control Board published in Pretoria by Muller & Retiref in 1970

Eating in Two or Three Langages
— by Irving S. Cobb published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1919

Of the Irritability of Vegetables
— by Robert Lyall published in England by Nicholson's Journal in 1809

Carrots Love Tomatoes
— by Louise Riott published in the U.S. by Garden Way Publishing in 1981

Why Not Eat Insects?
— by Vincent M. Holt published in England by Field & Teur in 1885 

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