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.

  • “The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.”
  • “There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.”
  • “The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live.”
  • “No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.”
  • “It’s easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn’t magically appear on a supermarket shelf.”
  • “Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.”
  • “I don’t feel any pressure to lose weight and in any case, if I didn’t have my food I’d be a nasty piece of work and wouldn’t be able to function.”
  • “My Mom always cooked healthy. Greek food lends itself to cooking healthy.”
  • “I like to abide by the seasons and let the natural flavor in food speak for itself. I use quick cooking techniques of high heat with very little fat, such as quick saute or wok stir-frying.”
  • “When you love food as much as I do, staying healthy is not easy. I mean, moderation, not deprivation. That’s my new way of living.”
  • “Charcoal or gas. Both give excellent results, so choose the one that best suits your style of cooking.”
  • “A grill is just a source of heat. Just like a stove, it is very user-friendly.”
  • “Did you ever see the customers in health food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific.”
  • “Never eat while doing something else, because you won’t get the satisfaction from your food and you’ll be more likely to overeat.”
  • “When I tour, it’s like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places.”
  • “When I tour, I stuff fridges full of organic food and stick to that.”
  • “Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it’s based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.”
  • “There is no such thing as a little garlic.”
  • “Patience is the secret to good food.”
  • “My favorite animal is steak.”