Culinary Quotes Archive

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

Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings

Posted January 29, 2019

“Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.”

Anthony Bourdain

I think e-mail is representative of our fast food

Posted January 22, 2019

“I think e-mail is representative of our fast food mentality in the United States, where everything has gotten faster and faster, and we’re required to respond to inputs more quickly with less time for thought and reflection. I believe that we need to slow down.”

Alan Lightman

When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time

Posted January 15, 2019

“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.”

Rick Budinich

Edible substances evoke the secretion of

Posted January 10, 2019

“Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.”

Ivan Pavlov

When baking follow directions

Posted January 06, 2019

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.”

Laiko Bahrs

I come from great stock

Posted January 01, 2019

“I come from great stock. I didn’t come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at.”

Rickie Fowler

It is very important that when you put something on

Posted December 29, 2018

“It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick.”

Bobby Flay

I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image

Posted December 29, 2018

“I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it’s fun to have an adventure. It’s like eating junk food… it’s fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.”

Dita Von Teese

When we go to the store we bring home more than food

Posted December 27, 2018

“When we go to the store, we bring home more than food – we bring home traces of broader environmental problems. But we can use our shopping carts and dinner plates to help solve some of those problems.”

Frances Beinecke