Quotes about food and the world
Can anyone help me out? I'm looking for some quotes that speak to experiencing the tastes of the world on a platter -- quotations that include references to international cuisine, fabulous dishes, the art of cooking and the joy of eating. Any suggestions?
This is the first thing that came to mind.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle
I immediately thought of Brillat-Savarin. Here are but a few....
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
"The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star."
"If any man has drunk a little too deeply from the cup of physical pleasure; if he has spent too much time at his desk that should have been spent asleep; if his fine spirits have become temporarily dulled; if he finds the air too damp, the minutes too slow, and the atmosphere too heavy to withstand; if he is obsessed by a fixed idea which bars him from any freedom of thought: if he is any of these poor creatures, we say, let him be given a good pint of amber-flavored chocolate... and marvels will be performed."
"The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss."
"Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational and habitual preference for all objects that flatter the sense of taste."
if you have any Iron Chef episodes on your DVR, you might want to try skipping all the way to the very end to altons closing statements of each episode. sometimes they arent actually relevant to food, but sometimes he uses some quotes that you might find useful
This doesn't quite fit the request, but I like it anyway.
You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
All sorrows are less with bread.
– Miguel de Cervantes
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
– Franz Kafka
An empty belly is the best cook.
– Estonian Proverb
Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality.
– Clifton Fadiman
You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?
– Nigella Lawson
and my favorite:
How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?
– Julia Child
These 4 speak to me:
My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
– Orson Welles
Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
– Sofia Loren
If it has four legs and it’s not a table, eat it.
– Cantonese saying.
Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
- Samuel Johnson