Subjects — F

Food & Eating Quotations

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead — not sick, not wounded — dead.

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.

Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other’s food.

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received.

Edible, adj.: Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.