“Food that's beautiful to look at seems to taste better than food that isn't.”
'Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking' (1993)
“It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun. Yet is it any more unusual to find grace in the texture and softly carved silhouette of a bun than to reflect lovingly on the hackles of a fishing fly? Or the arrangements and textures on a butterfly's wing? Not if you are a McDonalds's man.”
Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress."
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
“.....all the charming and beautiful things, from the Song of Songs, to bouillabaisse, and from the nine Beethoven symphonies to the Martini cocktail, have been given to humanity by men who, when the hour came, turned from tap water to something with color in it, and more in it than mere oxygen and hydrogen.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), American editor and critic.
“From Black pudding to pickled jellyfish, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. What we see and taste as beautiful depends largely on what our family and friends approve of -- with just a little room for personal preference.”
Laurence Mound, Keeper of Entomology, British Museum, Natural History; Introduction to 1988 reprint of 'Why Not Eat Insects' by Vincent M. Holt (1885)
“to "set the standard for beauty in classical and modem cookery, and attest to the distant future that the French chefs of the 19th century were the most famous in the world."
Marie Antonin Careme (1784-1833)
“To give life to beauty, the painter uses a whole range of colours, musicians of sounds, the cook of tastes -- and it is indeed remarkable that there are seven colours, seven musical notes and seven tastes.”
Lucien Tendret (1825-1896)
‘La Table au pays de Brillat-Savarin'
“Gastronomy, has been the joy of all peoples through the ages. It produces beauty and wit and goes hand in hand with goodness of heart and a consideration of others.”
Charles Pierre Monselet (1825-88)
French journalist and author
“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.”
Joseph Wood Krutch, naturalist
“Pumpkin pie, if rightly made, is a thing of beauty and a joy - while it lasts.....”
‘The House Mother’
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