Food Menu Quotes

"My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it."

Buddy Hackett

 

“Grown men have been seen fleeing after reading the menu posted outside.”

William Geist, ‘New York Times’

 

“In a movie theater a few days ago, I go to the candy counter, and there's this huge menu -- candy, popcorn, ice cream, pickles. They're selling individual pickles. How does this happen? Where am I?”

Bill Griffith, ‘NY Times’ (1999)

 

“The golden rule when reading the menu is, if you cannot pronounce it, you cannot afford it.”

Frank Muir (1920-1998)

 

“Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention."

Auguste Escoffier

 

“The age of your children is a key factor in how quickly you are served in a restaurant. We once had a waiter in Canada who said, 'Could I get you your check?' and we answered, 'How about the menu first?'”

Erma Bombeck

 

“One whiff of a savory aromatic soup and appetites come to attention.  The steaming fragrance of a tempting soup is a prelude to the goodness to come.  An inspired soup puts family and guests in a receptive mood for enjoying the rest of the menu.”

Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949)

 

“Within the geography sandwiched between Mexico and Canada, there is an international choice of menus that has made here the whole world one.”

Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949)

 

 

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