Culinary Quotes Archive

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

Posted August 28, 2021

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”

Nikola Tesla
Posted August 21, 2021

“I feel very passionate about maintaining the same level of standard and respect for the food as an Iron Chef myself.”

Alex Guarnaschelli
Posted August 14, 2021

“I love Indian food – it’s my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It’s really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.”

Joe Perry
Posted August 7, 2021

“Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water.”

Saint Basil
Posted July 31, 2021

“If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.”

James Lovelock
Posted July 24, 2021

“I’ve become one of those annoying people who brings their own food on to planes.”

Jessie Ware
Posted July 17, 2021

“My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don’t want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them.”

Giada De Laurentiis
Posted July 10, 2021

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.”

Christopher Morley
Posted July 3, 2021

“You can say this for ready-mixes. The next generation isn’t going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.”

Earl Wilson
Posted June 26, 2021

“The most I ever ate? In one sitting? Maybe four big plates of fried chicken, biscuits, chitlins, gravy. Then dessert. Apple pie, sweet potato pie. My mother cooked that stuff, good Southern food, and when I was 300 pounds, I never missed a meal.”

Bruce Smith
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