FOOD FOR THOUGHT - June 10, 2009 - Mark R. Vogel - [email protected] - Mark’s Archive
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
Ham & eggs - A day's work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
The waist is a terrible thing to mind.
Ziggy (Tom Wilson)
I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.
Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.
Once, during prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
Save animals. Place them in the fridge.
It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.
Pierre August Renoir
When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper.
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.
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother's tasted better the day before.
Shredded cabbage goes great with shredded carrots and mayonnaise.
In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
McDonalds announced it’s considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. You know they fatten them up and then kill them. You know the same thing they do to their customers, isn’t it?
I love Thanksgiving turkey...it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
Most vegetables are something God invented to let women get even with their children. A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.
P. J. O'Rourke
You can say this for ready-mixes - the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.
"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
"Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry."
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.
A bum came up to me saying "I haven't eaten in two days!" I said, "You should force yourself!"
A bum told me "I haven't tasted food all week." I told him "Don't worry, it still tastes the same!"
Candy Corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.
The first law of dietetics seems to be: if it tastes good, it's bad for you.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people.
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
If we aren't supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat?
Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.
The perfect lover is one who turns into pizza at 4am.
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
I'm not saying my wife's a bad cook, but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.
The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.
Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
'Escargot' is French for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm'.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.
Salad is the kind of food that real food eats.
I think salt needs salt.
Mark R. Vogel
The four food groups are beef, pork, lamb and veal.
Mark R. Vogel
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