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Thread: Kitchen/Food Quotes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    San Diego, CA

    Kitchen/Food Quotes

    I'm thinking of painting a quote onto the wall above my stove, so I'm looking for that perfect quote that I'll want to look at for a long time! What are some of your favorite food or cooking related quotes?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2003
    SO CALIF, laguna Beach
    "This is not Burger King, you can't have it your way!"

  3. #3
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    Mar 2006
    Boca Raton, Florida
    These aren't quotes per say, but cartoons that I have taped to my office wall.
    #1. Mother talking to her child at the dinner table "It's okay to mix peas and corn, but don't call it porn".

    #2. From "The Family Circus". One of the children says "I don't care for any pie, but I'll have lots of a la mode"

    Sorry, had to share, just thought they were cute

  4. #4
    A spin on a popular political slogan:

    Visualize Whirled Peas!

  5. #5
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    Jul 2004
    Houston, TX
    Here are some I found online.

    A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. -Elsa Schiaparelli.

    No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best..

    Wine is bottled poetry. -Robert L. Stevenson.

    Enjoy life..It’s delicious..

    Crumbs of happiness... make a loaf of contentment..

    Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate..

    After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. -Oscar Wilde.

    The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. -Sophia Loren.

    Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon..

    Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour. -Talleyrand

    I'm not interested in dishes that take 3 minutes and have no cholesterol. -Julia Child.

    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. -Mark Twain.

    One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf.

    Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

    Love is never having to say no to garlic..

    Make it a Cupcake kinda day..
    Terri _A
    β€œI'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?” -Madonna

    Read my ramblings about food and my nutty life on A Girl in the South!

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    "I love to cook with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food".
    "When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time, except when you are out buying things and charging them to him." Miss Piggy

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks, those are some good ones so far!

    Terri - I had one possibility picked out that is close to one you posted:

    "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." ~Harriet van Horne

    But I also like "Love is never having to say no to garlic"

    My husband says that one of the first things he learned upon marrying me is that at least one person thinks garlic should go in everything, including our eggs at breakfast!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    North Shore girl
    I have this quote hanging in a small frame in my kitchen:

    We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.”

    [Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1831-1891) Lucile (1860)]

    I love the one from Julia!
    "Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." --Mark Twain

    "Is it true that cannibals won't eat clowns because they taste funny?"

    "In wine there is wisdom; in beer there is strength; in water there is bacteria"

  9. #9
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    Oct 2005
    I may put this quote on the wall in my kitchen:

    "Only the Pure of Heart Can Make Good Soup" - Beethoven

    It makes me think of my dad - he made the best chicken soup I've ever had.

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    This is what you should put on your kitchen wall:

    "Many people have eaten my cooking and gone on to lead normal lives."
    "When the kitchen smells spicy and wonderful, it can only mean one's not my kitchen." --- Maxine

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    I've always loved this one...

    “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” James Beard

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    Mar 2003
    Metrowest MA
    Age improves with wine.
    ~ ~ Leslie ~ ~

  13. #13
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    Jan 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I saw a great one on another thread from Kim (I forget the rest of her signon name): "Cooking is love made visible"

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    Apr 2007
    Life itself is the proper binge.
    -Julia Child

    A man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.
    -Ecclesiastes 8:15

    Any meal may be your last, so it better be a good one.
    -Joseph Iannuzzi

    On the table spread the cloth, let the knives be sharp and clean. Pickles get and salad both, let them each be fresh and green. With small beer, good ale and wine, Oh ye gods! How I shall dine.
    -Jonathan Swift

    The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
    -Sophia Loren

    For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
    -Craig Claiborne

    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

    Never eat more than you can lift.
    -Miss Piggy
    "Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you."
    ~Tommy Smothers

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