Favorite Quotes About Food and Cooking

Mostly Julia.
  1. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
    -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  2. Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it - not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.
    -Anthony Bourdain
  3. Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
    -Alice May Brock
  4. You learn to cook so that you don't have to be a slave to recipes. You get what's in season and you know what to do with it.
    -Julia Child
  5. Animals that we eat are raised for food in the most economical way possible, and the serious food producers do it in the most humane way possible. I think anyone who is a carnivore needs to understand that meat does not originally come in these neat little packages.
    -Julia Child
  6. You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients.
    -Julia Child
  7. Of course I made many boo-boos. At first this broke my heart, but then I came to understand that learning how to fix one’s mistakes, or live with them, was an important part of becoming a cook.
    -Julia Child
  8. The taste for partial spoilage can become a passion, an embrace of the earthy side of life that expresses itself best in paradoxes.
    -Harold McGee
  9. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
    -Michael Pollan
  10. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
    -George Bernard Shaw
  11. I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
    -James Beard
  12. "Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." ~ Epicurus
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  13. “If you’re cooking with love, every plate is a unique event—you never allow yourself to forget that a person is waiting to eat it.”--Bill Buford 1 likes like
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