Culinary Quotes Archive

This is the archive for the Culinary Quotes that appear in various places on FilipinoChow.com. We have sourced some of the greatest minds in the world of cooking and some other notable figures that had some interesting things to say about food and cooking to bring to you this collection of culinary wisdom. Enjoy.

  • “If kids can learn how to make a simple Bolognese sauce, they will never go hungry. It’s pretty easy to cook pasta, but a good sauce is way more useful.”
  • “I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.”
  • “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”
  • “There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”
  • “I think people are more savvy about cooking, food and dining. I notice they are looking for more value for their money not in larger portions but more in terms of healthier, fresh, farm-to-table dishes with a nice presentation.”
  • “Food should be raw, just the way God intended it!”
  • “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.”
  • “Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.”
  • “Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.”
  • “I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.”
  • “If people say if you eat dessert before dinner it will ruin your appetite, won’t eating dinner before dessert ruin your appetite for dessert?”
  • “Our movements through time and space seem somehow trivial compared to a heap of boiled meat in broth, the smell of saffron, garlic, fish bones and Pernod.”
  • “Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh. You don’t deserve to eat garlic.”
  • “It is no less difficult to write sentences in a recipe than sentences in Moby Dick.”
  • “I’m the person who wouldn’t send back my food even if I got steak when I’d ordered fish.”
  • “Gluttony is wrong. It’s wasteful.”
  • “My three addictions of choice are food, love and work.”
  • “Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.”
  • “The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone’s body without actually touching them?”
  • “We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment. The most fun thing that we could do was food.”