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.

  • “I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning.”
  • “I like a well-roasted rotisserie chicken and eggs cooked various ways, like sunny-side up or scrambled. It’s comfort food for me.”
  • “Southeast Asia food uses many different types of spices which are quite new to me, like the curry leaves which I saw at the Kreta Ayer wet market in Chinatown. With such spices used in cooking, this usually imparts a strong aroma to Southeast Asian food, which appeals to the senses.”
  • “I’ve become one of those annoying people who brings their own food on to planes.”
  • “I try to eat in a way that makes me feel good. If that means a little bite of chocolate I do that, but I try not to use food as a reward for myself.”
  • “Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into good friends. That’s why I love this community.”
  • “Food is a great way of communicating.”
  • “I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.”
  • “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
  • “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
  • “You can’t escape the taste of the food you had as a child. In times of stress, what do you dream about? Your mother’s clam chowder. It’s security, comfort. It brings you home.”
  • “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
  • “Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution.”
  • “It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”
  • “To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”
  • “I am a serious food lover and Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world.”
  • “It’s not difficult for me to stay healthy. I like healthy food.”
  • “There’s nothing that can replicate the smoky flavor of char, so when I’ve got the hankering for it, I tell my wife that I’m taking care of dinner. I have three different types of barbecues: a coal, gas and smoker so I can experiment a lot.”
  • “If you’re cooking and not making mistakes, you’re not playing outside your safety zone. I don’t expect it all to be good. I have fat dogs because I scrap that stuff out the back door.”
  • “I don’t know what singers feel like when they make a song and people clap along and love it, but when people walk up to me and say the food was outstanding, that’s what it is all about. I cook because I like to make people happy.”