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Food Dream Quotes

“....I can dream away a half-hour on the immortal flavor of those thick cheese cakes we used to have on a Saturday night.”
Mary Antin, 'The Promised Land' (1912)

“He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.”
Fred Allen (1894-1956)

Hunger makes you restless. you dream about food -- not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother's milk singing to your bloodstream.”
Dorothy Allison (1949--)

“Peace of mind and a comfortable income are predicted by a dream of eating potatoes in any form.”
Ned Ballantyne & Stella Coeli
‘Your Horoscope and Your Dreams’ (1940)


“Only in dreams are carrots as big as bears.”
Yiddish saying

“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.”
W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh Auden) (1907-1973)

“Gastronomers of the year 1825, who find sateity in the lap of abundance, and dream of some newly-made dishes, you will not enjoy the discoveries which science has in store for the year 1900, such as foods drawn from the mineral kingdom, liqueurs produced by the pressure of a hundred atmospheres; you will never see the importations which travelers yet unborn will bring to you from that half of the globe which has still to be discovered or explored. How I pity you!"
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

“Food responds to our soul's dream as to our stomach's appetite.”
Joseph Delteil, French writer (1894-1978)

“To dream of lettuces is said to portend trouble.”
Richard Folkard in 'Plant Lore' (1884)

“To dream of pumpkins is a very bad omen.”
Richard Folkard in 'Plant Lore' (1884)

“To dream that you are eating garlic denotes that you will discover hidden secrets and meet with some domestic jar. To dream that there is garlic in the house is lucky.”
Richard Folkard in 'Plant Lore' (1884)

“To see cucumbers in a dream denotes that you will speedily fall in love. Or, if you are in love, then you will marry the object of your affection.”
Richard Folkard in 'Plant Lore' (1884)


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