Food for Thought (aka food quotes)

This page is devoted to lovely quotes about food from the famous and not so famous.


“Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards…therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate.”
- Grimod de la Reynière

I have 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

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
~ Julia Child

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


Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal. ~ Julia Child

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. ~Thomas Jefferson


People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown