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Food Quotations - Miscellaneous 

"Sin chile, no creen que estan comiendo!" (Without chile, they don't think they are eating!)"
(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 )
 

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." 
(Harriet Van Horne)

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
(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."
(Forrest Gump)

"Never eat anything that you can't lift."
(Miss Piggy)

"May the road rise to meet you, may the wind always be at your back…May God hold you in the palm of his hand."
(Irish Blessing)

"It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats."
(Russian Proverb)

"Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen."
(Robert Burton, 1576 - 1640)

"Eat (water)cress and gain wit."
(Greek proverb)

"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 supper."
(Francis Bacon)

"Do not dismiss the dish saying that it is just, simply food. The blessed thing is an entire civilization in itself."
(Abdulhak Sinasi )

"The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite."
(A.J. Liebling)


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