The All-Time Best Food Quotes And Sayings
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The Most Famous Food Quotes of All Time

We love to talk about food. We agree that food is the necessity of life. For some people, it’s their need. It’s their passion to make new dishes and excel as a chef, and for some, it’s just something that they have to eat to survive. Nothing brings people together like a generous spread of delicious food.

To help us begin to view food in a different light, I have compiled a list of hand-curated food quotes from popular chefs, writers, and all-around lovers of food.

The All-Time Best Food Quotes And Captions

Top 10 Food Quotes

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” – Virginia Woolf

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme

Short Food Quotes

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“Salt looks like sugar.” – Proverb

“Food is not just about eating energy. It’s an experience.” – Guy Fieri

“Mac and cheese, that’s God’s best handiwork.” – Bones

“One should eat to live, not live to eat.” – Moliere

“She is fond of greens who kisses the gardener.”

“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.” – Erma Bombeck

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.”

“Hunger is a good cook.” – Proverb

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” – Barbara Johnson

“There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye.”

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” – Oscar Wilde

“We got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout.” – June Carter Cash

“Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat.” – Jim Davis

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” – Mitch Hedberg

“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy

“To eat is to appropriate by destruction.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Cold beer & pizza are spiritual.” – Betsy Cañas Garmon

“In Mexico, we have a word for sushi: bait.” – José Simons

“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Luis Stevenson

“The onion is the truffle of the poor.” – Robert J. Courtine

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” – Voltaire

“If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry.”

“Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible.” – H.L. Mencken

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” – Thomas Keller

“There’s no such thing as soy milk. It’s just soy juice.” – Lewis Black

“Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray.”

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W. C. Fields

“A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at the ba.” – Marcia Carrington

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti..” – Sophia Loren

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” – Scott Adams

“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.” – Garrison Keillor

“The U.S. palate now understands spicy.” – Lynn Dornblaser

“He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters.” – James I

“The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.” – Confucius

“I’m sorry, was this chicken seasoned with molten lava.” – Psych

“Bachelor’s fare: bread and cheese, and kisses.” – Jonathan Swift

“The belly rules the mind.” – Spanish Proverb

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

“Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.”

“All sorrows are less with bread.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” – Jo Brand

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.” – James Thurber

“He who eats alone chokes alone.” – Arabian Proverb

“A golfer’s diet: live on greens as much as possible.”

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.” – Joel Fuhrman

“No, I don’t make the soup. You can’t build a meal on a lake.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“Never make eye contact while eating a banana.”

“My favorite animal is steak.” – Fran Lebowitz

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” – Italian Proverb

“Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman

“Whoever needs milk, bows to the animal.” – Yiddish saying

“Practice safe eating — always use condiments.”

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal.” – Jay Leno

“A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.” – George Rosenbaum

“Sauerkraut may be reckoned among the wholesomest foods.” – Sebastian Kneipp

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” – John Walters

“Sea vegetables are the ocean’s mineral and vitamin bank…” – Kristina Turner

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” – English Proverb

“If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t.” – Michael Pollan

“Animals feed; man eats; only a man of wit knows how to eat.” – Jean Anthelme

“It’s important to begin a search on a full stomach.” – Henry Bromel

“Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” – Irish Proverb

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

“Not eating meat is a decision; eating meat is an instinct.” – Denis Leary

“Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion.” – Martin H. Fischer

“I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.” – Taylor Swift

“I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.” – Laura Esquivel

“He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.” – Samuel Johnson

“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” – James Beard

“A nickel’s worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamines.” – Martin H. Fischer

“Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.” – Clementine Paddleford

Famous Food Quotes

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“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s the nourishment of the soul and body; it truly loves.” – Giada De Laurentiis

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.” – Oscar Wilde

“When a man’s stomach is full, it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” – Euripides

“Keep as near as ever you can to the first sources of supply—fruits and vegetables.” – B.W. Richardson

“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” – Winona LaDuke

“Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialistic, otherworldly, New Age spiritual types. But if the material world is merely an illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu, and seaweed slime.” – Edward Abbey

“The secret of success is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain

“The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.” – William Shakespeare

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Beauty isn’t something on the outside. It’s your insides that count! You gotta eat green stuff to make sure you’re pretty on the inside.” – Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo video game)

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Great food is like great sex. The more you have, the more you want.” – Gael Greene

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” – Guy Fieri

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” – Adelle Davis

“Food is art and science. So, you take something out. You have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.” – Denise Morrison

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” – Oscar Wilde

Funny Food Quotes

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“I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak.” – Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick

“We don’t like spicy food. Once, we found red fang-shaped fruit among the cargo of a shipwreck. We ate it and regretted it loud and long.” – Isuna Hasekura

“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.” – Beth McCollister

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead — not sick, not wounded — dead.” – Woody Allen

“If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout.” – Martin H. Fischer

“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it.” – Steven Wright

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

“A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.” – Old New York Proverb

“High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Super squash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us.” – Annita Manning

“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

“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

“Eating is always a decision; nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.” – Albert Ellis

“One simply does not drive home from McDonald’s without eating any fries.” – Internet meme

“You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic, you’re apt to be a hermit.” – Franklin P. Jones

“My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.” – Dolly Parton

“Just bought lean chicken breasts instead of hot wings for supper because I’m a stupid mature adult.” – Jason Sweeney

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.” – Kurt Cobain

“I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast anytime.’ So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.” – Steven Wright

“Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.” – Fred Allen

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” – Orson Welles

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles

“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” – Will Rogers

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” – George Miller

“I would think wolves would prefer spicy things. It’s born that crave sweets.” – Isuna Hasekura

“You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots.” – Ted Spiker

“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” – Elizabeth Berry

“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter, and in wine.” – Polish Proverb

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around.– Oliver Goldsmith

“It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.” – Robert Fuoss

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck

“They claim red meat is bad for you.  But I never saw a sick-looking tiger..” – Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” – Michael Pollan

“Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.” – P.J. O’Rourke

“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” – Sophia Loren

“You can’t expect to look like a million bucks if you eat from the dollar menu.”

“A converted cannibal is one who, on Friday, eats only fishermen.” – Emily Looney

“Philosophers have often looked for the defining feature of humans — language, rationality, culture, and so on. I’d stick with this: Man is the only animal that likes Tabasco sauce.” – Paul Bloom

“According to my mother, there pretty much wasn’t anything I wouldn’t eat as a child… I was even inclined to dig into stuff about which she expressed open disgust… cheap Chinese food with pepper so hot it made your gums feel like a medieval dentist had been at them.” – Alice Dreger

“I just inhaled kimchi ramen. The nose on fire. The next chapter may be obscured by tears.” – MCM

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” – A.A. Milne

“I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a ten-year-old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.” – Amy Neftzger

“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” – Ronald Reagan

“After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual ‘food’ out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.” – Miss Piggy

“We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat.” – Gary Taubes

“The inventor of soda crackers has a place in hell.” – Martin H. Fischer

“I was warm inside from the beer and peppers, and felt chipper for the first time in weeks.” – James Street

“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.” – James Patterson

“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” – Nora Ephron

Good Food Quotes

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“My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music.” – Jennifer Aniston

“Good food ain’t cheap, and cheap food ain’t good.”

“I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.” – Anthony Bourdain

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“I get way too much happiness from good food.” – Elizabeth Olsen

“I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

“For me, good food starts with a good product.” – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

“I love food. I’m a big food person. I’m really passionate about eating good food all the time.” – Dreama Walker

“Dietician Von Eiffel controls the Wuff-Whiffer, our Diet-Devising Computerized Sniffer, on which you just simply lie down in repose and sniff at good food as it goes past your nose…he’ll find out by Sniff-Scan the foods you like most.And when that guy finds out what you like, you can bet it won’t be on your diet.From here on, forget it!” – Dr. Seuss

“Patience is the secret to good food.” – Gail Simmons

“People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy.” – Rene Redzepi

“Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.” – Delia Smith

“Good food ends with good talk.” – Geoffrey Neighbor

“Eating good food is my favorite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.” – Justine Larbalestier

“Good food is healthy food. Food is supposed to sustain you so you can live better, not so you can eat more. Some people eat to live, and some people live to eat.” – Yolanda Adams

“You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile. A beef smile.” – Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Michael Pennie

“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning.” – John Barrymore

“There is something in the flavor and aroma of the fresh strawberry that no amount of skill has been able to preserve.” – E.F. White

“Food feeds both the body and soul – there are clear reasons to eat a balanced diet, but there are also reasons you cling to your mom’s secret chicken noodle soup recipe when you’re sick.” – Michael Mina

“Yeah, where I come from, we eat our sushi cooked—medium-rare. And it’s made out of a cow.” – John Henson

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” – Sandra Lee

Healthy Food Quotes

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“Cakes are healthy too. You just eat a small slice.” – Mary Berry

“Every time you use the word ‘healthy,’ you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“If you maintain a healthy diet, or at least are smart about your food choices, you’ll still see the pounds come off.” – Misty May-Treanor

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” – Meryl Streep

“Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.” – Robert Atkins

“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

“I have no truck with lettuce, cabbage, and similar chlorophyll. Any dietitian will tell you that a running foot of apple strudel contains four times the vitamins of a bushel of beans.” – S.J. Perelman

“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

“Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human, eager and fragile and prone to rot.” – John Updike

“Lettuce is like a conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“Celery is as fresh and clean as a rainy day after a spell of heat. It crackles pleasantly in the mouth…. it should be eaten alone, for it is the only food which one really wants to hear oneself eat.” – A.A. Milne

“Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.” – Fran Lebowitz

“Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables. You know what they’re about.” – Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

“Apples have other virtues than those that nourish merely. They refresh the spirits by their taste and perfume… A dish of choice kinds standing in one’s study shall perfume his composition and rejoice his temper whensoever he tastes them.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

Food For Thought Quotes

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard

“Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt, you haven’t thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed.” – Robert Brault

“Bread baking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas.” – Roseanne

“Butter is the most delicate of foods among barbarous nations, and one which distinguishes the wealthy from the multitude at large.” – Pliny

“The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry.” – Dr. SunWolf

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“This country is just beginning to feel that it is at war. The sugar shortage is one of the greatest blessings that ever happened to the people of this country, and if it has done nothing better than to teach us that we can do without sugar, the war will have paid for itself… The Lord never intended the child to develop a sweet tooth. He knew it would be a bad tooth… Sugar is the curse of this country.” – Harvey W. Wiley

“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” – David Chang

“Well, the food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.” – Josh Hutcherson

“This special feeling towards fruit, its glory, and abundance, is I would say universal… We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.” – Jane Grigson

“Worries go down better with soup.” – Jewish Proverb

“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

“Hence various trees their various fruits produce, Some for delightful taste, and some for use.Hence sprouting plants enrich the plain and wood, For physic, some, and some designed for food.” – Richard Blackmore

“The chief pleasure in eating does not consist of costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself.” – Horace

“The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.” – Jerry Saltz

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.” – Alice Waters

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Don’t forget that the flavors of wine and cheese depend upon the types of infecting microörganisms.” – Martin H. Fischer

“If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg

“The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread, and gravy cannot build an enduring nation.” – Martin H. Fischer

“People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.” – Ted Allen

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” – Franz Kafka

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.” – David Auerbach

Homemade Food Quotes

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“Home cooked food is not that arrived from the window of your car.”

“Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going.” – Nigella Lawson

“I approach cooking from a science angle because I need to understand how things work. If I understand the egg, I can scramble it better. It’s a simple as tha.” – Alton Brown

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of lov.” – Craig Claiborne

“Let thy food be thy medicine.”

“According to the latest authorities, spring fever, the cause of so much loss of energy can be prevented by homemakers if they will feed their families in the winter season with plenty of green vegetable.” – Richard Gay Neville

“Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen. It’s fun whether it’s baking bread or cookies. With baking, you have to be exact when it comes to ingredient.” – Sandra Lee

“You become about as exciting as your food blender. The kids come in, look you in the eye, and ask if anybody’s hom.” – Erma Bombeck

“Homemade cookies make the world a better place.”

“Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel goo.” – Ina Garten

“Simple ingredients prepared in a simple way – that’s the best way to take your everyday cooking to a higher leve.” – Jose Andres

“A pinch of patience and a dash of kindness, a spoonful of laughter and heap of love is all which requires at a dining table.”

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.”

“My favorite thing to do at home is to cook.”

“Rava idli made at home is the idli that went to fancy dress competitio.” – the world architect

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” – Laurie Colwin

“Once you understand the foundations of cooking – whatever kind you like, whether it’s French or Italian or Japanese – you really don’t need a cookbook anymor.” – Thomas Keller

“The tradition of the Sunday feast accomplishes more than just feeding us. It nurtures u.”

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativit.” – Guy Fieri

“At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behin.” – Michael Pollan

“So often these days eating Indian food passes for spirituality. I don’t meditate, I don’t pray, but I eat two home made samosa’s every da.” – Dan Bern

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin.”

“I like to cook Indian food when I can. I find the process of creating a home-cooked meal to be unwindin.” – Archie Panjabi

“Cooking is one of the greatest gifts you can pass on to your generation.”

“Good food is all that sweet when shared with friends and family.”

“Happiness is homemade.”

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his no.” – Garrison Keillor

“If you are stressed then calm down, it is just desserts spelled backwards.”

“The greatest dishes are very simpl.” – Auguste Escoffier

“Life is a kitchen put on your prettiest apron and whip up something incredible.”

“Cooking with love provides food for the soul.”

Comfort Food Quotes

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Comfort food is food which provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to the consumer, and is often characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, and simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.

“Soup is liquid comfort.”

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” – Maya Angelou

“Mrs. Jakes had sent up stew and apple pie. “Oh, good,” said Miss Marcy. “Stew’s so comforting on a rainy day..” – Dodie Smith

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” – Sheila Graham

“The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.” – Beatrice & Ira Freeman

“I’m not sure what makes pepperoni so good — if it’s the pepper or the one.” – S.A. Sachs

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard

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

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.” – Craig Claiborne

“Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don’t seem to care about the fat aspect.” – Eric Schlosser

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

“If you are a human being, it’s in your DNA to want bacon.” – Jan Charles

“If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.” – Sally Edwards

“We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.” – Steve Elbert

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eating under a tree.” – Elizabeth Russell

Sharing Food Quotes

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

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.” – Louise Fresco

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart” – Cesar Chavez

“When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them-some food, a place in our homes, our time-not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched” – Pope Francis

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients” – Julia Child

“Cooking is a holistic process of planning, preparing, dining and sharing food. I place food at the center of our humanity, as it nourishes not only our physical bodies but also our emotional and spiritual lives. Food is truly a cultural phenomenon that informs our traditions and our relationship with the earth. I genuinely believe that food connects us all” – Eric Ripert

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression” – Maya Angelou

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink” – Epicurus

“The people who give you their food give you their heart” – Cesar Chavez

“Cooking is really calming. Sharing food with friends, cooking” – Emily Saliers

“Life is a hurricane, and we board up to save what we can and bow low to the earth to crouch in that small space above the dirt where the wind will not reach. We honor anniversaries of deaths by cleaning graves and sitting next to them before fires, sharing food with those who will not eat again. We raise children and tell them other things about who they can be and what they are worth: to us, everything. We love each other fiercely, while we live and after we die. We survive; we are savages” – Jesmyn Ward

“Jim Davis quote: Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread..” – Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage” – Erma Bombeck

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity” – Louise Fresco

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” – Maya Angelou

Street Food Quotes

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“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.” – Hugh Jackman

“Guys in America are a bit more forward than in England. You can be out, food shopping, and guys will just come up to you and go, ‘I just have to ask, will you go out with me?’ and I’m like, ‘Erm, no!’ Here, the guy has to be pissed before he can ask you. That’s why I can do the asking. I’ve never been a person who gives out their number on the street.” – Natasha Bedingfield

“I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.” – Bertrand Russell

“What’s a sesame seed grow into? I don’t know we never give them a chance, what the fuck is a sesame?! It’s a street… It’s a way to open shit…” – Mitch Hedberg

“Sometimes I’ve looked at a plate of food and wondered if it wouldn’t look better as a hat.” – Janet Street-Porter

“God forgive me for my worldly ways. Hit the street at a early age tryn to come up off the pearly yay. The late nights to the early days all a nigga knew is street life. Young G’s beneth the street lights try not to catch street strikes.” – Jim Jones

“I believe in using words, not fists… I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.” – Bertrand Russell

“Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn’t have these folks, you would be spending a lot more – three, four or five times more – for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.” – Tom Vilsack

“I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It’s so good.” – Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Food Stamp recipients didnt cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.” – Barack Obama

Food Quotes Julia Child

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“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” – Julia Child

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

“I was 32 when I started cooking. Up until then, I just ate.” – Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” – Julia Child

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child

“I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food…” – Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child

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

Child quoted Oscar Wilde when she said, “everything in moderation…including moderation.” – Julia Child

“Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?” – Julia Child

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

Food Lover Quotes

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“Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love with it. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.” – Alice Waters

“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget the food. You can go for a week without laughing.” – Joss Whedon

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“Food is a huge passion of mine, and because I want to eat whatever I want, I run every morning, and then I do weights a few times a week. It’s just how I can balance eating pancakes in the morning, a big burger for lunch, and then a fat steak and cheesecake at night.” – Matt Barr

“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.” – Jose Andres Puerta

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location, and the company as it is about the taste.” – Heston Blumenthal

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.” – Laiko Bahrs

“I enjoy my food. I like to grill; I do that a lot. I like meat and have big dinners – steak, red meat splurges, prime cuts.” – Taylor Kinney

Food And Friends Quotes

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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

“For as nutrition is the best friend a human body ever has, so its worst enemy is stimulation.” – Dr. James C. Jackson

“Hot? Those things? They are for children. For nursing children. And furious are for growing boys. They’ll wake you up all right, and put fire in your blood. But listen, my friend, I’m a hot-pepper man. And when I say hot-pepper man, I mean hot-pepper man.” – James Street

“Apelles gave us supper as if he had butchered a garden, thinking he was feeding sheep and not friends. There were radishes, chicory, fenugreek, lettuces, leeks, onions, basil, mint, rue, and asparagus. I was afraid that after all these things, he would serve me with hay, so when I had eaten some half-soaked lupins, I went off.” – Ammianus

Food Waste Quotes

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“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.” – Anna Thomas

“The problem is not actual number of calories we are producing – we have food waste issues. The problem is industrial food.” – Kimbal Musk

“We’re taught that food in a dumpster is waste. But when you find bags of bread that are perfectly good, all of a sudden that waste turns into bounty. That’s an important shift in perception.” – Zal Batmanglij

“In many places in the developed world, we eat or waste probably twice as many food calories as we really need. We’re wasteful of food. We ship all over the world. We’re now realizing that generating the energy to ship the food around the world is also ruining our climate.” – Nina Fedoroff

“Food waste isn’t considered a problem because, for the most part, it isn’t considered at all. It’s easy to ignore because it’s both common and customary.. I have yet to meet someone who is pro-food waste, but many aren’t convinced that it’s important.” – Jonathan Bloom

“Imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries, dropping one in the parking lot, and just not bothering to pick it up. That’s essentially what we’re doing.” – Dan Gunders

“There is food for everyone on this planet, but not everyone eats.” – Carlo Petrini

“It’s certainly sobering to think that British consumers waste roughly a quarter of the food we buy. Or to put it another way, we funnel £12 billion a year from the supermarket through to our rubbish tips, costing each household an average of £480.” – Tristram Stuart

Don’t Waste Food Quotes

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“Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet” – Tristram Stuart

“Respect for food is a respect for life, for who we are and what we do” – Thomas Keller

“Why do we send valuable items like aluminium and food waste to landfill when we can turn them into new cans and renewable energy? Why use more resources than we need to in manufacturing? We must now work together to build a zero waste nation – where we reduce the resources we use, reuse and recycle all that we can and only landfill things that have absolutely no other use” – Hilary Benn

“I would think that conserving our natural resources should be a conservative position: Not to waste food, and not to throw away a lot of the food that we buy.” – Tim Ryan

“I was born in London in England in 1934. I went through, as a child, the horrors of World War II, through a time when food was rationed and we learned to be very careful, and we never had more to eat than what we needed to eat. There was no waste. Everything was used.” – Jane Goodall

“I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“Supermarkets didn’t even want to talk to me about how much food they were wasting. I’d been round the back. I’d seen bins full of food being locked and then trucked off to landfill sites, and I thought, surely there is something more sensible to do with food than waste it.” – Tristram Stuart

“In the United States, under 3 percent of municipal food waste – so that’s the food scraps that goes into people’s garbage cans – actually gets recycled. If you go to a place like South Korea, the exact reverse is the case. It’s about 3 percent that doesn’t get recycled.” – Tristram Stuart

“A program to make municipal composting of food and yard waste mandatory and then distributing the compost free to area farmers would shrink America’s garbage heap, cut the need for irrigation and fossil-fuel fertilizers in agriculture, and improve the nutritional quality of the American diet.” – Michael Pollan

“To me, it’s sort of funny that wasting food is not taboo. It’s one of the last environmental ills that you can just get away with.” – Jonathan Bloom

“Food waste is an atrocity that is reducible, if not completely avoidable.” – Stephen Hough

“It’s not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don’t know what to do with them or can’t be bothered.” – Julian Baggini

“We should all grow our own food and do our own waste processing, we really should.” – Bill Gates

Food Quotes About Life

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“Growing up, my mom made dinner every night. Usually, this would be a large salad with kale, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, all organic, of course, and sometimes she’d sprinkle nuts on top for texture. Kale has a metallic taste, like chewing on the hood of a Mercedes. No, something safer, like a Volvo.” – Jarod Kintz

“I’d rather have bread and cheese with my darlings than roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and mince-pie all alone.” – Jay Benson Hamilton

“The bread is sweet; mamma’s hands filled it with love when she made it; the cheese is fresh, and the tea is warm.” – Jay Benson Hamilton

“If I have one addiction in life, it’s probably food.” – Liam Hemsworth

“Marcie:  How can you pig-out on all that junk food every day, sir?Peppermint Patty:  Life is more than carrot sticks, Marcie.” – Charles Schulz

“Life is an onion, and one cries while peeling it.” – French Proverb

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table, and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” – Maya Angelou

“There’s something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.” – Bill Vaughan

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” – Doug Larson

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

“Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.” – Marilyn Wann

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect for eating.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl

“Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life.” – Sydney Smith

“Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.” – Lionel Poilane

“When you don’t have food in your life, just for a day, it makes you realize you’re lucky to have it the next day. So the day after fasting, the music that comes out will be very joyous.” – Chris Martin

“When I add a spoon of honey to my tea, I give thanks to a dozen bees for the work of their whole lives. When my finger sweeps the final drop of sweetness from the jar, I know we’ve enjoyed the nectar from over a million flowers. This is what honey is: the souls of flowers, a food to please the gods. Honeyeaters know that to have a joyful heart, one must live life like the bees, sipping the sweet nectar from each moment as it blooms. And Life, like the world of honey, has its enchantments and stings….” – Ingrid Goff-Madoff

“Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love, and death.” – E.M. Forster

“Truly, love is delightful and pleasant food, supplying, as it does, rest to the weary, strength to the weak, and joy to the sorrowful. It, in fact, renders the yoke of truth easy and it’s burden light.” – Saint Bernard

“As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold, and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It’s time to start making soup again.” – Leslie Newman

Food Quotes For Instagram

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“I may settle for everything but with food there is no compromise.”

“I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.”

“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.”

“Count the memories, not the calories.”

“Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.”

“Always crust your instincts.”

“Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” – Ron Swanso

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Chil

“Food is the best medicine.”

“Home is wherever I’m with food.”

“Sorry—I’m in a relationship. With food.”

“My friends tell me that cooking is easy, but it’s not easier than not cooking.”

“If we shake out all of the crumbs from all of the keyboards in the world, we can end world hunger.” – Matthew Dolkar

“I make ice cream disappear. What’s your superpower.”

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”

“Either I eat all my food or I eat all my food. There is no in between.”

“I’m not like other girls. I know what I want for dinner. I’ve been thinking about it since lunch.”

“Say yes to more cheese.”

“I am sorry for what I said when I was hungry.”

“Television + food, a match made in heaven.”

“Even breakfast should begin with the desert.”

“Nine out of ten people love chocolate, and the 10th person is always lying.”

“I will stop eating ice cream out of the container once I make it completely level.”

“There’s no we in fries.”

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”

“When I cannot eat, I talk about eating.”

“In the mood for noods.”

“Life is like ice cream. Enjoy before it melts.”

“Another day, another 13,000 calories.” — Andy Lassne.”

“A burger is meant to be eaten like you love it.”

“There is nothing more romantic than Italian food.”

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”

“A slice of pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.”

“Being a grown-up is the best, you don’t need permission to have dessert for dinner.”

“Some days I eat salads and go to the gym. Some days I eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.”

“Gigi Hadid eats a burger once a week and so do I.”

“Seconds, thirds… who’s counting.”

“Carbe diem.”

“Healthy Food = Happy Food; Happy Food = Happy Body; Happy Body = Happy Mind.”

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

“When you mix good flavors, then the food turns into orchestra.”

“You had me at ‘pizza..”

“Wining and dining.”

“Donut kill my vibe.”

“Sugar, spice, and everything nice.”

“Every pizza is a personal pizza if you believe in yourself.”

“If you want to avoid heartache, fall in love with food. It’ll never break your heart.”

“Brunch without champagne is just a sad breakfast.”

“Being a foodie is difficult because all you want to do is eat – sometimes your friends’ food as well.”

“If you are not supposed to have midnight snacks, then why is there a light in the fridge.”

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.”

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

“Call me Kim Carbdashian.”

“Pilates? I thought you said pie and lattes.”

“Good food, good life.”

“Being in love with food isn’t a statement. It is an emotion.”

“When you think you see your food coming at a restaurant, and then you realize it’s not yours.”

“If I share my food with you, it’s a big deal.”

“I love to sleep, because it’s like a time machine for breakfast.”

“There is no greater love than the love of food.”

“Does this make your heart MELT.”

“No matter how full I am, I still have room for dessert.”

“There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.”

“Let’s talk about brunch, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.”

“Found love in a hopeless plate.”

“The first sip of a hot beverage is always the scariest sip.”

“I just want someone to look at me the way I look at food.”

“There is no better feeling than a warm pizza box on your lap.”

“Burger is always better.”

“Square Box, Round Pizza, Triangular Slice, It’s So Misleading.”

“French fries are those potatoes who went to Harvard.”

“When life hands you lemons, give them back. You deserve chocolate.”

“You want a pizza this.”

“A well balanced meal is a slice in both hands.”

“An avocado a day keeps the doctor away.”

“Eat less from the box, more from the earth.”

“The only way to ruin my day is to cancel lunch plans.”

“Probably the best meat eater in the world.”

“Issa snack.”

“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine.”

“Life is short. Eat more Donuts.”

“Everything tastes good when you’re on a diet.”

“I followed my heart and it led me to the fridge.”

“ I lost some weight once, but I found it again in the fridge.”

“I like hashtags because they look like waffles.”

“My dinner stomach is full, but my dessert stomach still has room.”

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.” – A. Whitney Brow

“The only thing better than talking about food is eating it.”

“I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding.”

“The closest I’ve been to a diet this year is erasing food searches from my browser history.”

“Just like Carrie Bradshaw, I love a good Burger.”

Originally published October 7, 2019, updated January 23, 2021

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