Culinary Quotes Archive

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

French cooking is really the result of peasants

Posted January 15, 2020

“French cooking is really the result of peasants figuring out how to extract flavor from pedestrian ingredients. So most of the food that we think of as elite didn’t start out that way.”

Michael Pollan

As the graying of the country continues its march

Posted January 08, 2020

“As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others.”

Chuck Norris

Every meal should end with something sweet

Posted January 01, 2020

“Every meal should end with something sweet. Maybe it’s jelly on toast at breakfast, or a small piece of chocolate at dinner – but it always helps my brain bring a close to the meal.”

Robert Irvine

In our fast-forward culture we have lost the art

Posted December 25, 2019

“In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff – surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.”

Carl Honore

The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only

Posted December 18, 2019

“The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children.”

Tom Vilsack

My contribution I hope is to get people to

Posted December 11, 2019

“My contribution, I hope, is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment.”

Bobby Flay

Recipes are important but only to a point

Posted December 04, 2019

“Recipes are important but only to a point. What’s more important than recipes is how we think about food, and a good cookbook should open up a new way of doing just that.”

Michael Symon

It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have

Posted November 20, 2019

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.”

Kurt Cobain

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing

Posted November 13, 2019

“Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.”

Marilyn vos Savant