Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.

— Andre Simon

The most provocative Andre Simon quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Black coffee must be strong and very hot;

if strong coffee does not agree with you, do not drink black coffee. And if you do not drink black coffee, do not drink any coffee at all.

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Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners.

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Wine makes every meal an occasion.

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Beans are highly nutritious and satisfying, they can also be delicious if and when properly prepared, and they posses over all vegetables the great advantage of being just as good, if not better, when kept waiting, an advantage in the case of people whose disposition or occupation makes it difficult for them to be punctual at mealtime.

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Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.

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Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: as 'art for art's sake' it is unthinkable.

A man may sing in his bath every morning without the least encouragement, but no cook can cook just for his or her own sake in a like manner. All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.

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A man dies too young if he leaves any wine in his cellar.

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Among the faithful, in the great kitchens of the world, Escoffier is to Careme what the New Testament is to the Old.

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Chicken may be eaten constantly without becoming nauseating.

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The first of all considerations is that our meals shall be fun as well as fuel.

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Cooks are in some ways very much like actors;

they must be fit and strong, since acting and cooking are two of the most exacting professions. They must be blessed - or cursed, whichever way you care to look at it - with what is called the artistic temperament, which means that if they are to act or cook at all well, it cannot be for duds or dummies.

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