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Dec 25, 2007 12:52 PM

Food Quotations

I wonder if the "HOUNDS" could offer up some inspiring and unique food quotations this Christmas Day especially for us bachelors and childless adults at home. Bored!

Let me start with the old adage that............ " Man can not live by bread alone"

I'm sure everyone here at Chowhound can agree with that but maybe we could make them
more controversial as well.

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  1. "A stew boiled is a stew spoiled!", according to Mrs. Bridges (Angela Baddely).

    1. How about this one for a religous holiday
      "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish".
      - - - Timothy Jones
      About oysters;

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

      A woman

      2 Replies
      1. re: fruglescot

        How about, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you'll never again see him on weekends."

        1. re: Will Owen

          Or, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll come home smelling of beer and telling great untruths."

      2. "Give a man a beer and he'll drink it. Teach him where the fridge is and he'll drink all night."

        Harry Moon


        1 Reply
        1. re: Davwud

          Harry Moon must be a guy who throws all night parties.

        2. Samuel Johnson :
          "Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy"

          1 Reply
          1. re: Gio

            Julia Child:
            I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

            Orson Welles:
            My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people.

          2. “Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.” -- W.E.P French


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            1. re: Cookiefiend

              "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." ~Harriet van Horne

              "Happiness is a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry under a shade tree." ~Astrid Alauda