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 at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”
  • “Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don’t worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position.”
  • “I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.”
  • “There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.”
  • “When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.”
  • “Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home and eating it.”
  • “For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”
  • “My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms. You cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty!”
  • “I don’t categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure.”
  • “Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home.”
  • “Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.”
  • “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times in water, in butter, and in wine.”
  • “The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.”
  • “While the dough is rising, life goes on.”
  • “I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic. If I’m going to eat that type of food, it’s going to be the real deal.”
  • “I’d like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.”
  • “Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.”
  • “A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”
  • “Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There’s a built-in romance to wine.”
  • “People always comment about my clothes. They don’t think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook.”