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Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake,
he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
Mark Twain

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead.
Woody Allen

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop

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.
Albert Einstein

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Hippocrates

Drink provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
Galileo Galilei

The first time I ate whole-grain bread I swear it tasted like roofing material.
Robin Williams

If one eats less, one will taste more.
Chinese proverb

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

Salt is born of the purest parents: The sun and the sea.
Pythagoras

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

Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.
Jewish proverb

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
Josh Billings

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.
Benjamin Franklin

A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
Samuel Johnson

Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.
Homer

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.
Irish proverb

My children won't even eat chips because some know-all bastard at school told them a potato 
was a vegetable.
Victoria Wood

Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.
Alfred Hitchcock

If you drink you die, if you don't drink you die, so it is better to drink.
Russian proverb

A salad is not a meal. It is a style.
Fran Lebowitz

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.
Mark Twain

Wine sets an edge to wit.
English proverb

An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
Albert Einstein

Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
William Shakespeare

Do not refuse the body what it asks for.
Mexican proverb

I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
Mitch Hedberg

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

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
argument.
Richard Whately

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine,
sugar and fat.
Alex Levine

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