70+ Food Quotes To Increase Your Food Love

Food Quotes

Food is any substance consumed by living organisms to provide nourishment and support their growth, maintenance, and overall well-being. It is typically derived from plants or animals and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, that are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Food can be prepared and cooked in various ways to enhance its flavor, texture, and nutritional value. It serves as a source of energy and plays a significant role in cultural, social, and personal aspects of human life.

Food Quotes

1. “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”
— Auguste Escoffier

2. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
— George Bernard Shaw

3. “You have to taste a culture to understand it.”
— Deborah Cater

4. “I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.”
— Alice Waters

5. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
— James Beard

6. “This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey.”
— Joel Salatin

7. “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
— Julia Child

8. “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.”
— Jonathan Safran Foer

9. “Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”
— Jonathan Gold

10. “There ain’t a body, be it mouse or man, that ain’t made better by a little soup.”
— Kate DiCamillo

11. “We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”
— Anna Thomas

12. “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
— Federico Fellini

13. “One of the 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

14. “First we eat, then we do everything else.”
— M.F.K. Fisher

15. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

16. “The stove is the shrine where I convene with my ancestors.”
— Adam Ragusea

17. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”
— Paul Prudhomme

18. “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious!”
— Ruth Reichl

19. “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
— John Gunther

20. “Food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savored at the peak of perfec­tion.”
— E.A. Bucchianeri

21. “People who love to eat are always the best people.”
— Julia Child

22. “Le bonheur est dans la cuisine – happiness is in the kitchen.”
— Paul Bocuse

23. “No rules. Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn’t have to have rules. I don’t like it that way.”
— Masaharu Morimoto

24. “People would eat a boot if it was homemade.”
— Elizabeth Bowen

25. “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.”
— Thomas Keller

26. “Cooking is about surrender.”
— Tembi Locke

27. “It’s okay to play with your food.”
— Emeril Lagasse

28. “The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
— J. A. Brillat-Savarin

29. “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
— M. F. K. Fisher

30. “I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way, that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”
— Shauna Niequist

31. “The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.”
— Michael J. Fox

32. Laughter is brightest where food is best.
— Irish Proverb

33. “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”
— Alan D. Wolfelt

34. “Cooking is the ultimate giving.”
— Jamie Oliver

35. “Cooking is about life. It gives us what we need to keep going, and it gives us something to share with other people.”
— Joan Bauer

36. “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
— Oscar Wilde

37. “Cooking is a caring and nurturing act. It’s kind of the ultimate gift for someone, to cook for them.”
— Curtis Stone

38. “To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location, and the company as it is about the taste.”
— Heston Blumenthal

39. “The social joys of making a meal with friends are known to all who have done so.”
— Billy Bake

40. “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.”
— Guy Fieri

41. “The dinner hour is a sacred, happy time when everyone should be together and relaxed.”
— Julia Child

42. “Good food ends with good talk.”
— Geoffrey Neighbor

43. “There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.”
— E. A. Bucchianeri

44. “Growing up, I learned life’s important lessons at the dinner table.”
— Chef John Besh

45. “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s the nourishment of the soul and body; it’s true love.”
— Giada De Laurentiis

46. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
— James Beard

47. “Tables create conversations.”
— Authentic Food Quest

48. “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.”
— Cesar Chavez

49. “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
— Anthony Bourdain

50. “The way you make an omelet reveals your character.”
— Anthony Bourdain

51. “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feelings, ethnic feelings, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, and your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.”
— Anthony Bourdain

52. “For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous.”
— Anthony Bourdain

53. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”
— Anthony Bourdain

54. “I, personally, think there is a real danger of taking food too seriously. Food should be part of the bigger picture.” — Anthony Bourdain

55. “What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?”
— Anthony Bourdain

56. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”
— Anthony Bourdain

57. “Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.”
— Anthony Bourdain

58. “You have to be romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.”
— Anthony Bourdain

59. “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters, or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.”
— Anthony Bourdain

60. “Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?”
— Anthony Bourdain

61. “What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?”
— Anthony Bourdain

62. “Good food is an experience and a pleasure that makes life richer.”
— Authentic Food Quest

63. “To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs.”
— J. A. Brillat-Savarin

64. “Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.”
— Sandra Lee

65. “Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.”
— Marilyn Wann

66. “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.”
— Sheilah Graham Westbrook

67. “All food starting with p is comfort food: pasta, potato chips, pretzels, peanut butter, pastrami, pizza, pastry.”
— Sara Paretsky

68. “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
— Ernestine Ulmer

69. “Comfort food is the food that makes us feel good – satisfied, calm, cared for, and carefree. It’s food that fills us up emotionally and physically. … Finding comfort in food is a basic human experience.”
— Ellie Krieger

70. “Eat, as nobody is watching. Enjoy food like that’s the only thing left in your world.”
— Nikita Dudani

71. “All food is comfort food. Maybe I just like to chew.”
— Lewis Black

72. “The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.”
— Maya Angelou

73. “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.”
— Barbara Johnson

74. “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”
— Lewis Grizzard

75. “Comfort food is hearty. When hearts are heavy, they need gravitational and emotional equilibrium: meatloaf and mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, red beans, and rice, and creamy risotto. Food that reassures us that we will survive.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach