Food quotes page 2
Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's
he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human
temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Drink provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
The first time I ate whole-grain bread I swear it tasted like roofing material.
If one eats less, one will taste more.
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.
Salt is born of the purest parents: The sun and the sea.
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.
Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.
Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the
afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.
Why so many different dishes? Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating
becomes his chief pleasure.
Ludwig von Beethoven
There is more friendship in a half pint of whiskey than in a churn of buttermilk.
My children won't even eat chips because some know-all bastard at school told them a potato
was a vegetable.
Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
If you drink you die, if you don't drink you die, so it is better to drink.
A salad is not a meal. It is a style.
I went to dinner, which was served in a small private room of the club with the usual piano
and fiddlers present to make conversation difficult and comfort impossible.
Wine sets an edge to wit.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
Do not refuse the body what it asks for.
I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
Watermelon - it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.
There is only one difference betwen a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the
sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry gets the best of the
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine,
sugar and fat.