More culinary quotes that I found. As food undoubtedly inspires, the spirit that is borne is captured in inane, provoking, ponderous, insane or straight thoughts and words that has seasoned our lives through thousands of years.
"…the key dietary messages are stunningly simple: Eat less, move more, eat more fruits and vegetables, and don't eat too much junk food. It's no more complicated than that."
"...what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi."
P. J. O'Rourke
"A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar, and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect."
"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world."
"A complete lack of caution is perhaps one of the true signs of a real gourmet: he has no need for it, being filled as he is with a God-given and intelligently self-cultivated sense of gastronomical freedom."
"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety."
"A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all."
Henry Ward Beecher
"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish."
W. H. Auden
"A good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"A gourmet is just a glutton with brains."
Philip W. Haberman, Jr.
"A man in the wilderness asked me, How many strawberries grow in the sea? I answered him, as I thought good, As many as red herrings grow in the wood."
"A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen and this kitchen is delirious."
"It takes a lot of dough to make the upper crust"
Alfred E. Newman
"Laughter is brightest, in the place where the food is." or "Laughter is brightest where food is best."
"Mincing your words makes it easier if you have to eat them later."
Franklin P. Jones
"Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry."
"Salt is the policeman of taste: It keeps the various flavors of a dish in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker."
Malcolm De Chezal
Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
I find a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
Do you have a thought to add?