Some of my favorite Culinary Quotes

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

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“A cook, when I dine, seems to me a divine being, who from the depths of his kitchen rules the human race. One considers him as a minister of heaven, because his kitchen is a temple, in which his ovens are the altar.”
Marc Antoine Desaugiers

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“…cassoulet, like life itself, is not so simple as it seems.”
Paula Wolfert

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“…the key dietary messages are stunningly simple: Eat less, move more, eat more fruits and vegetables, and don’t eat too much junk food. It’s no more complicated than that.”
Marion Nestle

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“A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar, and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect.”
Fernand Point

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“A cook is creative, marrying ingredients in the way a poet marries words.” Roger Verge

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“[The (apple) pie should be eaten] while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied juice along the edges (as if the flavor were so good to itself that its own lips watered!), of a mild and modest warmth, the sugar suggesting jelly, yet not jellied, the morsels of apple neither dissolved nor yet in original substance, but hanging as it were in a trance between the spirit and the flesh of applehood… then, O blessed man, favored by all the divinities! eat, give thanks, and go forth, ‘in apple-pie order!'”
Henry Ward Beecher

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“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.”
W. H. Auden

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“A good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf

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

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“A little lemon juice makes everything taste better.”
Virginia Sanborn Burleigh

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“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
Tenneva Jordan

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“A new British survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 people like chocolate. The tenth lies.”    – Robert Paul

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“A pâté is nothing more than French meat loaf that’s had a couple of cocktails.”    – Carole Cutler

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“A recipe is not meant to be followed exactly — it is a canvas on which you can embroider.”    – Roger Verge

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“A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner: ‘I don’t like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate.’”    – Author Unknown

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“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.”    – Jim Fiebig

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

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“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.”    – John Silas “Zig” Ziglar

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“Approaching the stove, she would don a voluminous apron, toss some meat on a platter, empty a skillet of its perfectly cooked a point vegetables, sprinkle a handful of chopped parsley over all, and then, like a proficient striptease artist, remove the apron, allowing it to fall to the floor with a shake of her hips.”    – Bert Greene

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“Artichoke: That vegetable of which one has more at the finish than at the start of dinner.”    – Lord Chesterfield

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“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans.”    – Ernest Hemingway

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“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.”
Fran Lebowitz

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“You better cut the pizza into four slices, because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”    – Yogi Berra

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“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.”   – Robert Mondavi

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“This stuff tastes awful; I could have made a fortune selling it in my health-food store.”   – Woody Allen, ‘Sleeper’

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“There is nothing like a plate or a bowl of hot soup, its wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation, to dispel the depressing effects of a grueling day at the office or the shop, rain or snow in the streets, or bad news in the papers.”    – Louis P. De Gouy

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“The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and in the passive.”   – William Ralph Inge