Edible Quotables

I love when I walk into someone’s kitchen and find food and cooking related quotes on the wall.  Maybe I’m a sucker for inspiring quotes and cooking quips, but they do actually inspire me.  Here are some of my favorites.

I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” –Andy Rooney

Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.” –Guy Fieri

sincere love of food

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
– Calvin Trillin

“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”
– Thomas Wolfe

“The only thing that will make a soufflé fall is if it knows you’re afraid of it.”
– James Beard

cheese quote

“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times—in water, in butter and in wine.”  -Polish Proverb

“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” –Irish proverbcook with complete abandon

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” -Julia Child

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child

pavarotti quote

“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.“ -Shirley Conran

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.”                       -Cesar Chavez.


“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money.  Plus, if you let it rot, it turns to wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” -P.J. O’Rourke

“The noblest of all dogs is the hot dog: it feeds the hand that bites it.”            -Laurence J. Peter


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