20 Food Quotes That Every Cook Should Know

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Quotes about food

I don’t like to admit it but I am a little bit of a foodie (not the snobby won’t eat it unless it’s pretty or made by a hipster type of foodie). I love good food and learning the art and science behind cooking.

It became a passion of mine in my late teens but it didn’t come easy. With food and cooking, there is a learning curve. You don’t roll out of bed and magically know how to make a perfect soufflé.

There is lots of tips, tricks and good old fashion wisdom that needs to take place in the kitchen.

So, I have gathered some of those culinary quotes and words of wisdom. In hopes, it will help you get closer to making that perfect soufflé.

Well, they probably won’t help you make a soufflé or be as cool as the Swedish chef on the muppets but it sure will make you look at food and cooking differently. Some will even put a smile on your face!

Some of these little golden nuggets pack a lot of info. Feel free to share them with friends or family, or those people who can’t cook, but are always inviting you over to dinner.

Food Quotes

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

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients. – Julia Child

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

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. – Guy Fieri

The greatest dishes are very simple. – Auguste Escoffier

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. -Paul Prudhomme

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

Quotes about food

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. -Wolfgang Puck

Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food. – Craig Claiborne

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne

Rice is born in water and must die in wine. ~Italian Proverb

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. ~Old New York Proverb

Quotes about food

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti

Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion. ~Martin H. Fischer

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine. ~Polish Proverb

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh. ~Proverb

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. ~Laiko Bahrs

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician. ~Chinese Proverbs

I hope you enjoyed these quotes! I would love to know what are some of your favorite food sayings or quotes. Leave a comment and share them below. Happy Cooking!

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  1. Love these! I’m also a foodie. For me it’s proof of God’s love, that something essential for our survival can also be so enjoyable!