Welcome to our NEW anthology of food quotations … not long paragraphs but only pithy, succinct statements.


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“Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.” - Ferran Adria

“You cannot get an influence from the cuisine of a country if you don’t understand it. You’ve got to study it.” - Ferran Adria

"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety." - Aesop

"Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear." - Aesop

"Too many cooks spoil the brothel." - Polly Adler

"Three million frog's legs are served in Paris -- daily. Nobody knows what becomes of the rest of the frogs." - Fred Allen

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead.” - Woody Allen
"This stuff tastes awful; I could have made a fortune selling it in my health-food store." - Woody Allen, 'Sleeper'

"My grandfather had a wonderful funeral... On the buffet table there was a replica of the deceased in potato salad." - Woody Allen

"Try to cook so that it will surprise a little, agreeably... and astonish slightly, without shocking." - Jean Marie Amat

"I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other." - Kingsley Amis

“Eating is sensorial. More than that, it’s about interpreting the information that your senses give you.” - Chef Andoni

“We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.” - Jeff Arder

"Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession." - W.H. Auden

"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." - Jane Austen

“I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o’clock in the morning.” - John Barrymore

"There is no such thing as a little garlic." - Arthur Baer

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