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Quotes about the Enjoyment of Food

“In our opinion food should be sniffed lustily at table, both as a matter of precaution and as a matter of enjoyment, the sniffing of it to be regarded in the same light as the tasting of it.”

E.B. White (1899-1985) American essayist


"If a man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed, count at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one."

Lin Yutang (1895-1976)


“In 'The Republic' he [Plato] states that the enjoyment of food is not a true pleasure because the purpose of eating is to relieve pain -- hunger.”

Mark Kurlansky, 'Choice Cuts' (2002)


“If we don't watch out, the pleasure to be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs....A whole aspect of living well, of civilization itself, is threatened with extinction.”

Benoite Groult, 'La Mer a la Cuisine'
'Loaves & Wishes'


“Non cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet.”

Julia Child (1912-2004)



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