FOOD QUOTES SECTION
Quotations, sayings and aphorisms about food and beverages, eating and drinking, food appreciation, chefs, restaurants, cooks, food critics, etc.
“Taste is the feminine of genius.”
Edward FitzGerald, English writer. (1809-1883)
“The least developed of all in Tarzan was the sense of taste, for he could eat luscious fruits, or raw flesh, long buried with almost equal appreciation; but in that he differed but slightly from more civilized epicures.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs, 'Tarzan of the Apes' (1914)
“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)
“Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.”
Confucius (551-479 BC)
"To give life to beauty, the painter uses a whole range of colours, musicians of sounds, the cook of tastes -- and it is indeed remarkable that there are seven colours, seven musical notes and seven tastes."
Lucien Tendret (1825-1896)
'La Table au pays de Brillat-Savarin'.
"Tastes are made, not born."
"Those from whom nature has withheld taste invented trousers."
"...smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney the nose...."
"Cuisine is only about making foods taste the way they are supposed to taste."
“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”
Robert Browning (1812-1889) English poet
“....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)
“A cook should double one sense have: for he should taster for himself and master be.”
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet (1st century B.C.)
“As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat.”
“Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.”
Aldous Huxley, British writer (1894-1963)
“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”
Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer (1878-1943)
“Cuisine is when things taste like themselves.”
Curnonsky (adopted name of Maurice Edmond Sailland (1872-1956)
“Everything I do, I do on the principle of Russian borscht. You can throw everything into it beets, carrots, cabbage, onions, everything you want. What's important is the result, the taste of the borscht.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -in water, in butter, and in wine.”
“Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.”
Maurice de Vlaminck
“Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational and habitual preference for all objects that flatter the sense of taste.”
Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
“Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”
Robert Redford; ‘The Junk Food Companion: The Complete Guide to Eating Badly’ by Eric Spitznagel (1999)
“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”
“He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste.”
“Foreigners cannot enjoy our food, I suppose, any more than we can enjoy theirs. It is not strange; for tastes are made, not born. I might glorify my bill of fare until I was tired; but after all, the Scotchman would shake his head and say, 'Where's your haggis?' and the Fijan would sigh and say, 'Where's your missionary?'”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910