20 Humorous Quotes about Cooking and Eating

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One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.

~ Luciano Pavarotti


If God had intended for us to follow recipes, he wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.

~ Linda Henley-Smith


A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.

~ PJ O’Rourke


You are what you eat – but who wants to be a lettuce?

~ Peter Burns


I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.

~ Erma Bombeck


As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

~ Buddy Hackett


Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.

~ Jo Brand


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

~ JRR Tolkien


Eating plenty of onions and garlic might help you live longer – but you will probably die very lonely.

~ Anonymous


Vegetables are interesting, but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.

~ Fran Lebowitz


The noblest of all dogs is the hot dog - it feeds the hand that bites it.

~ Laurence J Peter


Cooking is a great opportunity for love… love the leisure of the simmering pot and the long drawn-out thoughts of the people you wish to please.

~ Martin Vesfeld


The two biggest sellers in bookstores are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.

~ Andy Rooney


Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

~ Harriet Van Horne


Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

~ Voltaire


The perfect lover is the one who turns into pizza at 4 am.

~ Charles Pierce


What I’m doing here is seeking to offer protection from life, solely through the means of potato, butter and cream… there are times when only mashed potato will do.

~ Nigella Lawson


The most essential part of my day is a proper dinner.

~ Rachael Ray


Part of the secret of life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

~ Mark Twain


I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.

~ Andy Rooney
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