Food Quotes

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Hungry for good food quotes? Prepare to dive in with the best statements about food, cooking, and eating.

Food is a colossal piece of each and every culture. Beside requiring it to make due, the time spent partaking in suppers unites individuals to share their lives and stories.
From social affair around pit fires to formal suppers, food unites individuals all over the planet. The best, and quickest, method for finding out about another culture is in many cases through its food.


-Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

-Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.
Alan D. Wolfet

-If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J.R.R. Tolkien

-One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virgina Woolfe

-There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

-Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.
Jonathan Sofran Foer

-Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard

-Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul.
Malcom Forbes

-Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.
Irish Proverb

Food Quotes

-A party without cake is just a meeting.
Julia Child

-Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.
Winona LaDuke

-Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
Sofia Loren

-Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.

-If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

-You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.
Kurt Vonnegut

-Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
Fran Lebowitz

-Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
Dorothy Day

-Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

-If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?
Martin Scorcese

-Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
Norman Borlaug

-To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
Heston Blumenthal

-I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.
José Andrés Puerta

Food Quotes

-Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.
Josh Hutcherson

-Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.
Jo Brand

-Sometimes you have to move paste things, and the best way to do that is by sharinng your life with people over food.
Andrew Zimmern, The Zimmern List

-My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
Dolly Parton

-Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Sheila Graham

-The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
E.M. Forster

-There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.
Ron Swanson

-The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful medicine or the slowest form of poison.
Ann Wigmore

-Eating good food is my favorite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.
Justine Larbalestier

-The gift of food to the hungry is the noblest of all gifts.
Sathya Salbaba

-Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart .
Gregory David Roberts

-Food delights us, food unites us, food embodies the soil, the sea and the weather, the farmer’s sweat and the fisherman’s toil.
Don George

-Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want.
John F. Kennedy

Food Quotes

-Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.
Giada De Laurentiis

-Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.
Alice Waters

-A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring the soul to the recipe.
Thomas Keller

-Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

-The way you make an omelet reveals your character.
Anthony Bourdain

-I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime associates, food, for me, has always been an adventure.
Anthony Bourdain

-Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.
Alex Guarnaschelli

-Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.
Jamie Oliver

-Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet: the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!
Rachael Ray

-Good food and a warm kitchen is what makes a house a home.
Rachael Ray

-It’s a food of love thing, baby.
Emeril Lagasse

Food Quotes

-Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Oscar Wilde

-One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Luciano Pavarotti

-If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat… The people who give you their food give you their heart.
Caesar Chavez

-The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.
Maya Angelou

-We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.
Anna Thomas

-He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Jonathan Swift

-First we eat, then we do everything else.
M.F.K. Fisher

-The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain

-The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.
John Walters

-A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Lord Byron

-Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
Mary Catherine Bateson

-So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Franz Kafka

Food Quotes

-All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
John Gunther

-Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
Dennis Leary

-If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.
Leigh Hunt

-Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.
Marcela Valladolid

-Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Adelle Davis

-Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon, or not at all.
Harriet Vorne Horne

-Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
Guy Fieri

-Food was a labor of love you felt by cooking it and eating it.
George Tillman, Jr.

-I’m a home cook and love to read about food, but I’m not trained as a chef. I’m just really into cooking and passionate about it.
Ted Allen

-The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
Sofia Loren

-I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.
Laura Esquivel

-I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
W.C. Fields

Food Quotes

-There are two activities in life in which we can lovingly and carefully put something inside of someone we love. Cooking is the one we can do three times a day for the rest of our lives, without pills. In both activities, practice makes perfect.
Mario Batali

-In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
Julia Child

-Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.
Mary Berry

-Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.
Wolfgang Puck

-I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it’s about perfection.
Ree Drummond

-Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation—experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.
Paul Theroux

-Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.
Judith B. Jones

-After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.
Oscar Wilde

-Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

-Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.
Orson Welles

-The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

-Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.
Marilyn Wann

-My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

-Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
Erma Bombeck

-All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles Schulz

-Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

-I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.
Amy Neftzger

-You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
Yogi Berra

-Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W.C. Fields

-I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.
Erma Bombeck

-The Food and Drug Administration announced today that while one ounce of Special K with four ounces of milk is a good dietary source of protein, one ounce of Special K with five ounces of milk is deadly poison.
Norm Macdonald