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Food Happiness Quotes

“I am very happy with what is happening to chefs. I am very happy that chefs can drive Rolls-Royces.”
Wolfgang Puck, Los Angeles Times (1978)
 

“The keynote to happiness within the four walls that make any home is plain, wholesome, well cooked food, attractively served.”
Louis P. De Gouy, The Soup Book (1949)
 

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”
Jane Austen
 

"Happiness is.....finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry."
Johnny Carson 'Happiness is a Dry Martini'
 

"Happy are those with a delicate palate and a cast-iron throat."
Grimod de La Reynière
 

"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
Elsa Schiaparelli
 

"Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards...therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate."
Grimod de la Reynière (1758-1838)
 

"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy."
'Saki', pen name of Scottish writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)
 

“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
 

“In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.”
Ernest Hemingway
 

“To invite someone is to take charge of his happiness during the time he spends under your roof.”
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
 

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
John Gunther
‘Charles Wysocki's Americana Cookbook’

 

“All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.”
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
‘The Island’, Canto xiii Stanza 99

 

“The true cook is the perfect blend, the only perfect blend, of artist and philosopher. He knows his worth: he holds in his palm the happiness of mankind, the welfare of generations yet unborn.”
Norman Douglas (1868-1952)
 

““There is nothing yet which has been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.”
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
 

“It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking.”
X. Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer (1878-1943)
 

“In general, I think, human beings are happiest at table when they are very young, very much in love or very alone.”
M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), 'An Alphabet for Gourmets' (1949)

 

 

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