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Killing Food Quotes

"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."
Woody Allen, 'Without Feathers'
 

"Any of us would kill a cow, rather than not have beef."
Samuel Johnson, English writer (1709-1784)
 

“...steam was generated beyond the power of the canister to endure. As a natural consequence, the canister burst, the dead turkey sprang from his coffin of tinplate and killed the cook forthwith.”
1852 news report of an early canning industry accident
 

“The carp was dead, killed, assassinated, murdered in the first, second and third degree. Limp, I fell into a chair, with my hands still unwashed reached for a cigarette, lighted it, and waited for the police to come and take me into custody.”
Alice B. Toklas, American writer (1877-1967)
 

“Kill no more pigeons than you can eat.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
 

“Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.”
Dave Barry
 

Gluttony kills more than the sword.”
George Herbert, English poet of the metaphysical school
(1593-1633)

 

“The science which feeds men is worth at least as much as the one which teaches how to kill them.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
 

“The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe.”
John Gould ‘Monstrous Depravity’ (1963)
 

“And Tom brought him chicken soup until he wanted to kill him. The lore has not died out of the world, and you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.”
John Steinbeck, ‘East of Eden’
 

“Fake food -- I mean those patented substances chemically flavored and mechanically bulked out to kill the appetite and deceive the gut -- is unnatural, almost immoral, a bane to good eating and good cooking.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)

 

 

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