Culinary Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food by people familiar to the culinary world and not.

When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time

“When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.”

Rick Budinich

Edible substances evoke the secretion of

“Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.”

Ivan Pavlov

When baking follow directions

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.”

Laiko Bahrs

I come from great stock

“I come from great stock. I didn’t come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at.”

Rickie Fowler

It is very important that when you put something on

“It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick.”

Bobby Flay

I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image

“I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it’s fun to have an adventure. It’s like eating junk food… it’s fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.”

Dita Von Teese

When we go to the store we bring home more than food

“When we go to the store, we bring home more than food – we bring home traces of broader environmental problems. But we can use our shopping carts and dinner plates to help solve some of those problems.”

Frances Beinecke

Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.”

Pythagoras

Protein has been intensely over-represented on

“Protein has been intensely over-represented on the plate. Now, the garden should be the main drag for main courses.”

Mario Batali