Culinary Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food by people familiar to the culinary world and not.

With so much evidence of depleting natural resources

“With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?”

Yehuda Berg

Fast food is the one thing everyone can relate to

“Fast food is the one thing everyone can relate to. It’s depressing, but also interesting, that people desire to eat the same sandwich in every single city in the world. But the biggest bummer is when you see a Subway in Berlin. Just devastating.”

Patrick Carney

With the exception of octopus I don’t think I’ve met

“With the exception of octopus, I don’t think I’ve met any food that I didn’t like. And by the way, sometimes I do like octopus. I’m just not crazy about it by itself. I love sea urchin. I love uni. If I’m going to die of anything, it’s going to be gluttony.”

Justin Timberlake

Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman

“Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something.”

Lyle Lovett

Kids are now eating things like edamame and sushi

“Kids are now eating things like edamame and sushi. I didn’t know what shiitake mushrooms were when I was 10; most kids today do.”

Emeril Lagasse

For the first 50 years of your life the food industry

“For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.”

Pierre Dukan

Even if you don’t think you can cook well you can

“Even if you don’t think you can cook well, you can cook better than the food industry.”

Michael Pollan

I’ve got tremendous respect for different cultures

“I’ve got tremendous respect for different cultures, for the food and everything.”

Ian Rush

If you eliminate the junk food you don’t really run

“If you eliminate the junk food, you don’t really run the risk of gaining weight if you’ve got a good workout routine.”

Joe Bastianich