19. Mar, 2015

More memorable quotes about food

“Slice the pizza into four slices. I’m not hungry enough to eat eight.” – Yogi Berra

“Cheese: milk’s leap toward immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman

“The champagne is all right, but the blackcurrant jam tastes of fish.” – Derek Randall about caviar

“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving; even the simplest food is a gift.” – Laurie Colwin

“I’ll bet that what motivated the British to colonise so much of the world was that they were just looking for a decent meal.” – Martha Harrison.

“A friend of mine drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.” – Tommy Cooper

“When I have to kill a live lobster I just boil the water, play a Michael Bolton CD and watch the lobster commit suicide.” – Wendy Liebman

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food!” – WC Fields

“Americans can eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chilli sauce or any other condiment that totally destroys the original flavour of the food.” – Henry Miller

“My husband said to me, “Bette, if you would only learn how to cook, we could get rid of the chef.” I said, “Martin, if you would only learn how to screw, we could get rid of the chauffeur.” – Bette Middler

“As life’s pleasures go, food is second only to sex. Except for salami – it’s better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced.” – Alan King.

“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it probably needs a bit more time in the oven.” – Lori Dowdy.

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean-Anthelème Brillat-Savarin

“Fish and chips and, what’s this? Guacamole dip? Lord Mandelson about mushy peas

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift

“If you want to eat well in England, have three breakfasts a day.” – W Somerset Maugham

“Watch a French housewife as she makes her way slowly among the loaded stalls; searching for the peak of ripeness and flavour... What you are seeing is a true artist at work, patiently assembling all the materials of her craft, just as the painter squeezes oil colours onto his palette when he is about to create a masterpiece.” – Keith Floyd