Culinary Quotes Archive

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

Okra is the closest thing to nylon I’ve ever eaten

“Okra is the closest thing to nylon I’ve ever eaten. It’s like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.”

Robin Williams

The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas

“The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here.”

Rudolph Valentino

America is a such a melting pot I’m not sure if roast

“America is a such a melting pot, I’m not sure if roast chicken is the classic comfort food for everybody.”

Eric Ripert

If you really want to make a friend go to someone’s

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him. The people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez

Man seems to be the only animal whose food soils him

“Man seems to be the only animal whose food soils him, making necessary much washing and shield-like bibs and napkins. Moles living in the earth and eating slimy worms are yet as clean as seals or fishes, whose lives are one perpetual wash.”

John Muir

Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be

“Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can’t be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy.”

Wendell Berry

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he

“Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise.”

Hans Selye

Fitness starts at home

“Fitness starts at home. What you eat is what you will look, just as what you sow is what you reap. Eat good food: eat fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and don’t go for sweet and trite food.”

Rakul Preet Singh

Vegetarians and their Hezbollah-like splinter

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”

Anthony Bourdain

Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn’t have to mean

“Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn’t have to mean they have no choice but to see commercials for junk food and alcohol.”

Charlie Ergen