“Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks.”
David Garrick (1717-1779)
'Epigram on Goldsmith's Retaliation'
“Oh, God above, if heaven has a taste it must be an egg with butter and salt, and after the egg is there anything in the world lovlier than fresh warm bread and a mug of sweet golden tea?”
Frank McCourt, 'Angela's Ashes’ (1996)
“French wines may be said but to pickle meat in the stomach, but this is the wine that digests, and doth not only breed good blood, but it nutrifieth also, being a glutinous substantial liquor; of this wine, if of any other, may be verified that merry induction: That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humors, good humors cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo, good wine carrieth a man to heaven.”
James Howell (1594-1666)
“My idea of heaven is eating pates de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.”
Sydney Smith, English writer (1771-1845)
“A gourmet is a being pleasing to the heavens.”
Charles Pierre Monselet (French journalist and author)
“When I think of Indonesia - a country on the equator with 180 million people, a median age of 18, and a Muslim ban on alcohol - I feel I know what heaven looks like.”
Coca Cola official
“A cook, when I dine, seems to me a divine being, who from the depths of his kitchen rules the human race. One considers him as a minister of heaven, because his kitchen is a temple, in which his ovens are the altar.”
Marc Antoine Désaugiers (French songwriter & poet)
“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”
Robert Browning (1812-1889) English poet
“The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven, I can scarcely expect bread.”
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