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 still feel that French cooking is the most important in the world, one of the few that has rules. If you follow the rules, you can do pretty well.”
  • “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of the pieces.”
  • “We the chefs have a responsibility to learn about the chemical makeup of food!”
  • “Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat.”
  • “As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.”
  • “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”
  • “Worries go down better with soup.”
  • “You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal.”
  • “Salt is the difference between eating in Technicolor and eating in black and white.”
  • “If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.”
  • “When I pair food and wine, I start with the food. If I have a beautiful roasted bird, I might choose a Cabernet or Pinot Noir, or maybe a Syrah, depending on the sauce and what is in my cellar.”
  • “The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it’s something I had as a child or maybe it’s something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.”
  • “Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection.”
  • “Rice is born in water and must die in wine.”
  • “I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!”
  • “Language is like songs, like food, like dance; it is the expression of what we think.”
  • “An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”
  • “Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.”
  • “I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.”
  • “Good food ends with good talk.”