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Time Food Quotes

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)


“From time immemorial, soups and broths have been the worldwide medium for utilizing what we call the kitchen byproducts or as the French call them, the 'dessertes de la table' (leftovers), or 'les parties interieures de la bete', such as head, tail, lights, liver, knuckles and feet.”
Louis P. De Gouy, The Soup Book (1949)


"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."
Julia Child


“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


“Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot.”
Horace, Roman lyric poet


“To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it -- this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.”
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)


“Before eating, always take time to thank the food.”
Arapaho Proverb


“Eating and sleeping are a waste of time.”
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-?)


“The average American family hasn't time for television.”
New York Times’, 1939


“Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”
Said to be Kit Carson's last words.


“All cooking is a matter of time. In general, the more time the better.”
John Erskine, 'The Complete Life'


“Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.”
Frank A. Clark


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