The Soul & Food Quotes

“A good meal soothes the soul as it regenerates the body.”

Frederick W. Hackwood, ‘Good Cheer’ (1911)


“I doubt the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”

Heywood Campbell Broun (1888-1939)


“Food responds to our soul's dream as to our stomach's appetite.”

Joseph Delteil, French writer  (1894-1978)
‘La Cuisine paleolithique’, 1964


“Acid words lead to acidity in the guts, and that in turn makes any soul a sourish thing.”

M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)
M.F.K. Fisher's translation of ‘The Physiology of taste’


“The smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us.....”

Marcel Proust  (1871-1922)
French writer whose 7-part novel 'Remembrance of Things Past’ (1913-1927) is among the great works of modern literature.


“God bless my soul!  No apple pie.”

Robert Oliver, commenting when no apple pie was served.   ‘An Apple A Day’ Logo

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