The woman just ahead of you at

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn’t even know they carried.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN, TPV

Cooking is like love it should be

Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.  ~Harriet Van Horne, "Not for Jiffy Cooks," Vogue magazine, 1956quoteinvestigator.com/2012/01/01/cooking-love

After all the trouble you go to

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.  ~Miss PiggyNCPL

It would be nice if the food

It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.  ~Robert FuossCOCI

We dont need a melting pot in

We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks.  We need a salad bowl.  In a salad bowl, you put in the different things.  You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity.  You appreciate differences.  ~Jane Elliot

We load up on oat bran in

We load up on oat bran in the morning so we’ll live forever.  Then we spend the rest of the day living like there’s no tomorrow.  ~Lee IacoccaETW

We are living in a world today

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman

As hungry as the sea and can

There is no woman’s sides.
Can bide the beating of so strong a passion,
As love doth give my heart: no woman’s heart
So big, to hold so much, they lack retention.
Alas, their love may be call’d appetite,
No motion of the Liver, but the Pallate,
That suffer surfeit, cloyment, and revolt,
But mine is all [A]s hungry as the Sea,
And can digest as much…, make no compare
Between that love a woman can bear me,
And that I owe Olivia.
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night  (Note: Out of context, this is actually referring to heart/capacity for love)

Lettuce greens and celery though much eaten

Lettuce, greens and celery, though much eaten, are worse than cabbage, being equally indigestible without the addition of condiments.  Besides, the lettuce contains narcotic properties.  It is said of Galen, that he used to obtain from a head of it, eaten on going to bed, all the good effects of a dose of opium.  ~William Andrus Alcott, The Young House-keeper: or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery, 1838TPV

Yeah where i come from we eat

Yeah, where I come from, we eat our sushi cooked?medium rare. And it’s made out of a cow. ~John Henson, Wipeout, “Totally, Totally Inappropriate” (season 3, episode 13), original airdate August 17, 2010tpv

The time indeed is at hand when

The time indeed is at hand when systematic lectures on food will be part of medical education, when the value of feeding in disease is admitted to be as important as the administration of medicines. ~John Milner Fothergill

The story of barbecue is the america

The story of barbecue is the story of America:  Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them.  ~Vince StatenNCPL

There is no sight on earth more

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.  ~Thomas WolfeCOCI

Edible adj good to eat and wholesome

Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.  ~Ambrose Bierce

It is in my view the duty

It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.  ~Edward Bunyard

This is every cooks opinion no

This is every cook’s opinion –
no savory dish without an onion,
but lest your kissing should be spoiled
your onions must be fully boiled.
~Jonathan SwiftCOCI

Breadbaking is one of those almost hypnotic

[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony.  It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.  ~M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Im sorry was this chicken seasoned with

I’m sorry, was this chicken seasoned with molten lava?  ~Psych, "Bollywood Homicide," 2009, written by Steve Franks and Anupam Nigam, spoken by the character Shawn Spencerspicy, hot peppers

Bread deals with living things giving life

Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.  ~Lionel PoilaneCOCI

We are all dietetic sinners only a

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.  ~William OslerCUL

My mom said the two most important

My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms… you cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty!  ~Rachael Ray, Rachel Ray Show, original airdate 25 October 2007

Food is an important part of a

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.  ~Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life, "Food for Thought and Vice Versa"DCMOO; WL, COCI

this special feeling towards fruit its

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke.  ~Jane GrigsonNCPL

Philosophers have often looked for the defining

Philosophers have often looked for the defining feature of humans – language, rationality, culture, and so on.  I’d stick with this:  Man is the only animal that likes Tabasco sauce.  ~Paul Bloom, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Likespicy, hot peppers, hot sauce; TPV

I take a vitamin every day its

I take a vitamin every day.  It’s called a steak.  ~Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, Kicking & Screaming, 2005, spoken by the character Buck Weston

To the old saying that man built

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.  ~Emily PostCUL

Did you ever stop to taste a

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot?  Not just eat it, but taste it?  You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.  ~Terri Guillemets

What is stronger than a mothers love

What is stronger than a mother’s love?  The smell of spring onions on your girl’s breath.  ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902

Greens too have a complex history in

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Greens too have a complex history in the South.  They were something that people could go and gather after working a long shift at the factory.  So although greens were one of the earlier items to be canned and sold, people didn’t choose to spend their grocery money on them when they first had money to do so.  "Greens can be seen as a protest against the time clock that industrialization introduced," Engelhardt says.  "Gathering greens served as a means for both men and women to resist new factory and mine-driven gender roles, as a walk in the woods did not involve company scrip or time clock."  ~Vivé Griffith, "You Are What You Eat: Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt studies how your food choices can carry stories of race, class and culture," 2005www.appalachianhistory.net/2010/11/cornbread-or-beaten-biscuits-breaking-the-food-code.html, TPV

Stored away in some brain cell is

Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven’t thought of in 30 years.  Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas.  All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

You can say this for ready mixes

You can say this for ready-mixes – the next generation isn’t going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.  ~Earl Wilson

Im trying to eat better and i

I’m trying to eat better.  And, I do feel wise after drinking tea.  After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry.  ~Carrie Latet

If organic farming is the natural way

If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called “produce” and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective? ~Terri Guillemets

You know how i feel about tacos

You know how I feel about tacos.  It’s the only food shaped like a smile.  A beef smile.  ~Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Michael Pennie, My Name is Earl, "South of the Border Part Uno/Dos," original airdate 7 December 2006, spoken by the character Earl Hickey