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Food Quotes50 Famous Food Quotes*

Here are just a sampling of some very interesting, sometimes funny, food quotes to break up your day…

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”  A.A. Milne

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” Alice May Brock

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.” Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

“I won’t eat any cereal that doesn’t turn the milk purple.” Bill Waterson

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” Charles de Gaulle

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz

“Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially–romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.” Chris Bohjalian, Secrets of Eden

“No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention.” Christopher Morley

“On my first date, my boyfriend asked me if I wanted to eat a la carte, and I said that I would prefer to stay inside!”  Cristin Milioti 

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”  David Mamet, Boston Marriage – Acting Edition

#s 11-20 Famous Food Quotes:

“I get way too much happiness from good food.”  Elizabeth Olsen

“Cakes are like books: There are new ones you want to read and old favorites you want to reread.”  Ellen Rose

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”  Elsa Schiaparelli

“Have you tried the cinnamon things?” Poppet asks. “They’re rather new. What are they called, Widge?” “Fantastically delicious cinnamon things?”  Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”   Erma Bombeck

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”  Fran Lebowitz

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”  François de la Rochefoucauld

“After a full belly all is poetry.”  Frank McCourt

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

“Food is a common denominator for all people.”  Guy Fieri

#s 21-30 Famous Food Quotes:

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.”  Henry David Thoreau

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ”  James Beard

“Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.”  James Patterson

“The cucumber and the tomato are both fruit; the avocado is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians, on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.”  Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”  Jonathan Safran Foer

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

“Sometimes it’s good just to be seduced by the particular cheeses spread out in front of you on a cheese counter.”  Nigella Lawson

“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.”  Judith Martin

“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”  Judith Olney

#s 31-40 Famous Food Quotes:

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”  Julia Child

“What kind of person doesn’t let you have gummi bears?”  Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

“What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?”  Lin Yutang

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”  Mark Twain

“Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.”  Mary Berry

“Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.”  Meg Cabot, Big Boned

“All sorrows are less with bread. ”  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“I can’t for the life of me not eat something that I want to eat. You know how if you turned on a faucet in your sink to wash your hands, the idea of leaving the bathroom without turning it off is insane? That’s how I am about ignoring delicious food.”  Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.”  Mitch Albom

“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.”  Mitch Hedberg

#s 41-50 Famous Food Quotes:

“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.”  Monica Bellucci

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”  Orson Welles

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”  W.C. Fields

“Life is too short to eat food that doesn’t taste good.”   Alana Chernila

“You thought you knew what food was, you thought it was elemental. You forgot how much restaurant there was in restaurant food and how much home was in homemade.”   Jonathan Franzen

“Beans are a warm cloak against economic cold.”  John Steinbeck

“And when all of the flourless chocolate cakes & chocolate mousse or ganache cakes have come and gone, there will still be nothing like a fudgy brownie, dry & crackled on top, moist & dense within, with a glass of cold milk.”  Richard Sax

“If the weight comes from bacon you can so deduct it off the scale total to get your true weight. #science”   Michelle M. Pillow

“There is only one right way to eat a steak – with greed in your heart and a smile on your face.”   Soumeet Lanka

“It is hard to convince people of this, but oatmeal truly is miraculous. It gives you an amazing amount of energy, like cocaine.”  Kelly Williams Brown


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