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’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.”
  • “The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.”
  • “Food has replaced sex in my life, now I can’t even get into my own pants.”
  • “Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
  • “Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.”
  • “When I cook with my son, I might chop vegetables and have fun with different shapes. Cooking is a way to teach kids about other things, like reading or math with all of the weights and measures. There are so many things that are part of cooking that are also very educational.”
  • “The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.”
  • “One thing you don’t want to do as a host is be running around all evening. Do as much as you can ahead of time, so all you have to do is grill the main ingredients.”
  • “My contribution, I hope, is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment.”
  • “I probably use my chef’s knives more than any other tool in the kitchen. I’m not married to a particular brand, because they all work, they all have sharp blades.”
  • “I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?”
  • “Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.”
  • “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them wherever you go.”
  • “I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It’s an unpardonable sin as far as I’m concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy.”
  • “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
  • “I am in no way supportive of hunting for trophies or sport, would never do it and don’t like it that others do. But if you kill it, then eat it, it’s fine.”
  • “An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.”
  • “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”
  • “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”
  • “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”