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Food Firsts Quotes

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”
M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)

 

“People have been cooking and eating for thousands of years, so if you are the very first to have thought of adding fresh lime juice to scalloped potatoes try to understand that there must be a reason for this.”
Fran Lebowitz, ‘Metropolitan Life’ (1978)

 

“The appetite is sharpened by the first bites.”
Jose Rizal (1861-1896)

 

“I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”
Heywood Campbell Broun (1888-1939)

 

“Between soup and love, the first is better.”
old Spanish saying

 

“Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past.”
Old Dutch proverb

 

“The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.”
Anacharsis, Scythian philosopher (6th century B.C.)

 

“You first parents of the human race...who ruined yourself for an apple, what might you have done for a truffled turkey?”
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

 

“It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.”
Calvin Trillin, ‘Third Helpings’ (1983)

 

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)

 

“First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy ! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.”
Martin H. Fischer (1879-1962)

 

“If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
Carl Sagan, ‘Cosmos’ (1934-1996)

 

"Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes."
The first written mention of a fruit pie.
Robert Greene, ‘Arcadia’ (1590)

 

“The first time I ate organic whole-grain bread I swear it tasted like roofing material.”
Robin Williams

 

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.”
‘Charles Wysocki's Americana Cookbook’

 

“If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.”
Edward Bellamy, American writer (1850-1898)

 

“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.”
Francois Minot

 

“I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”
Heywood Campbell Broun (1888-1939)

 

“He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating of oysters.”
James I, Quoted in Thomas Fuller's ‘Worthies of England’

 

The first written record of the term Welsh rabbit:
"I did not eat of cold beef, but of Welsh rabbit and stewed cheese."
John Byron, ‘Literary Remains’ (1725)

 

“The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe.”
John Gould, ‘Monstrous Depravity’ (1963)

 

 

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