Food Quotations - Miscellaneous
"Sin chile, no creen que estan comiendo!" (Without chile, they don't think they
(Bartolome de las Casas, a 15th century Spanish explorer, commenting on Native American foods. Quoted in the San Francisco Gate online, in an article by Jacqueline McMahan )
like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
(Harriet Van Horne)
"Food is our common ground, a
(James Beard )
"I want there to be no peasant in my
kingdom so poor that he is unable to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday."
(Taken from the Coronation Speech of Henry IV, King of France, 1598)
"My momma always said, life is like a box
of chocolates. You never know quite what you're gonna get."
"Never eat anything that you can't
"May the road rise to meet
you, may the wind always be at your back
May God hold you in the palm of his
"It is not the horse that draws the cart,
but the oats."
"Cookery is become an art, a noble
science; cooks are gentlemen."
(Robert Burton, 1576 - 1640)
"Eat (water)cress and gain wit."
"The discovery of a new dish does more for
human happiness than the discovery of a new star."
(Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste)
"Blessed is the holiday which engages the
whole world in a conspiracy of love."
(Hamilton Wright Mabie - referring to Christmas)
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad
"Do not dismiss the dish
saying that it is just, simply food. The blessed thing is an entire civilization in
(Abdulhak Sinasi )
"The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite."