Some of my FAVORITE food quotes ever!!!
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23 Delicious Food Quotes

Last updated on May 19, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

I love a good food quote, especially when its author is able to convey something meaningful (or hunger inducing) in a matter of a sentence or two.

These 23 delicious (and Pinterest-friendly!) food quotes from chefs, cooks, authors and foodies are some of my favorites.

From Anthony Bourdain and Alton Brown, to Julia Child and Erma Bombeck, you’ll see a variety of wordsmithing flavors. Cheers!

23 of my favorite quotes about food -- YUM!


23 Delicious Food Quotes

1. “Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.” -Alex Guarnaschelli


Alex Guarnaschelli Food Quote

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

J.R.R. Tolkien Quote


3. “Culture, when it comes to food, is a fancy word for your mom.” -Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan Food Quote


4. “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” -W.C. Fields

W.C. Fields Food Quote


5. “Growing up, I spent my childhood summers on my mother’s family farm in Puglia where I learned to make fresh pasta and olive oil and jar tomato sauce from my mother and several of her sisters.” -Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia Food Quote


6. “At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.” -Michael Pollan

MIchael Pollan Food Quote



7. “You don’t have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!” -Ina Garten

Ina Garten Food Quote


8. “If someone crafts an interesting tweet that’ll lead me to their blog, I’m going to their blog.” -Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Food Quote


9. “Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.” -Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis Food Quote


10. “CHEESE – milk’s leap towards immortality.” -Clifton Fadiman

Clifton Fadiman Food Quote


11. “We are fat and sick and dying because we have handed a basic, fundamental and intimate function of life over to corporations. We choose to value our nourishment so little that we entrust it to strangers. This is insanity. Feed yourselves. Feed your loved ones. And for God’s sake, feed your children.” -Alton Brown

Alton Brown Food Quote


12. “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” -Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Food Quote


13. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” -Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern Food Quote


14. “If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called ‘produce’ and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?” -Ymber Delecto

Ymber Delecto Food Quote


15. “I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of foods: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.” -Julia Child

Julia Child Food Quote


16. “Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.” -Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Food Quote


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

Fran Lebowitz Food Quote


18. “One cannot think, love, sleep well if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf Food Quote


19. “Please go to this pizzeria. Order the Margherita pizza with double mozzarella. If you do not eat this pizza when you are in Naples, please lie to me and tell me that you did.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert Food Quote


20. “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” -Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck Food Quote


21. “Be simple. Be honest. Don’t overcook and don’t undercook, but it’s better to undercook than overcook.” -James Beard

James Beard Food Quote




22. “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking aboutunpasteurized stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.” -Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Food Quote


23. “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” -James Beard


James Beard Food Quote

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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