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FOOD QUOTES SECTION
Over 4,600 Quotes About Food, Beverages, Agriculture and the Pleasures of the Table
“A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.”
James Joyce, Irish writer(1882-1941)
“You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It [Great Britain] is the country with the worst food after Finland.”
French President Jacques Chirac in a remark on the eve of the G8 summit in 2005
"It is a very poor consolation to be told that the man who has given one a bad dinner, or poor wine, is irreproachable in private life. Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for half-cold entrees."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
“You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee.”
Edward VII (1841-1910)
“Bad dinners go hand in hand with total depravity, while a man properly fed is already half-saved.”
“I seem to you cruel and too much addicted to gluttony, when I beat my cook for sending up a bad dinner. If that seems to you too trifling a cause, pray tell for what cause you would have a cook flogged?”
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet
1st century B.C.
“If the skill of the artist had failed, if he had served some ill-prepared dish, the cook was put in irons on the spot, or else was led to the triclinium (dining-room) by two henchmen and severely flogged in the presence of the guests.”
C. DezobryRome au siecle d'Auguste
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