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Good Food Quotes

“I want a dish to taste good, rather than to have been seethed in pig's milk and served wrapped in a rhubarb leaf with grated thistle root.”
Kingsley Amis, English writer (1922-1995)


“A man who loves good food has a way of making it gravitate toward his kitchen.”
Angelo Pellegrini, 'The Unprejudiced Palate' (1948)


“I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure.”
Anthony Bourdain, ‘Kitchen Confidential’ (2000)


“It is good food and not fine words that keeps me alive.”
Moliere (1622?-1673)


"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients."
Julia Child


"The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living"
Dione Lucas


"Laughter is brightest where food is best."
Irish Proverb


"A good meal soothes the soul as it regenerates the body. From the abundance of it flows a benign benevolence."
Frederick W. Hackwood, ‘Good Cheer’


“I have eaten my way through six inheritances in the great restaurants, so I know what good cuisine is all about.”
Denis (Lahana Denis) (1909-1981)


“....the pleasure of eating something because it is expensive has absolutely nothing to do with the taste of good cuisine.”
X. Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer (1878-1943)


“On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.”
George Mikes, British author, ‘How to be an Alien’ (1946)


“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.”
Julia Child



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