114 Gourmet Food Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of gourmet food quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about gastronomic.

Top 10 Gourmet Food Quotes (BEST)

  1. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis
  2. Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. — Lora Brody
  3. Great food needed more than chefs; it needed gourmet diners. — Nicole Mones
  4. Today's food trucks are far from cheap eats on wheels, there are some seriously gourmet offerings on four wheels. — Tyler Florence
  5. All sorrows are less with bread. — Miguel de Cervantes
  6. Once again, when you upgrade sensations from an addiction to a preference, you can enjoy things such as gourmet food and music, without having your happiness depend on them. — Ken Keyes Jr.
  7. A gourmet knows that the best part is not always the expensive part, and he will find that part, and then he will share it. A gourmet should want to share. — Mark Kurlansky
  8. Ordinary folk prefer familiar tastes - they'd sooner eat the same things all the time - but a gourmet would sample a fried park bench just to know how it tastes. — Walter Moers
  9. A complete lack of caution is perhaps one of the true signs of a real gourmet. — M. F. K. Fisher
  10. Judging foods without regard to price is a rich mans game, and yet poor people can be gourmets able to discern a good potato from a bad one. — Mark Kurlansky

Short Gourmet Food Quotes

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  • For a gourmet wine is not a drink but a condiment, provided that your host has chosen correctly. — Edouard de Pomiane
  • You might be a redneck if you consider pork and beans to be a gourmet food. — Jeff Foxworthy
  • If you're afraid of butter, use cream. — Julia Child
  • No man under forty can be dignified with the title of gourmet. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • News is like food: it is the cooking and serving that makes it acceptable, not the material itself. — Rose Macaulay
  • Some people who are obsessed with food become gourmet chefs. Others become eating disorders. — Marya Hornbacher
  • A true gourmet - a judge - has the wisdom to know when to stop eating. — Mark Kurlansky
  • Gourmet: Usually little more than a glutton festooned with credit cards. — Sydney J. Harris
  • I can't believe it! A real gourmet kitchen, and I get to watch! — Loic Remy
Gourmet food quote Don't look for a partner who is eye candy. Look for a partner who is soul food.
Don't look for a partner who is eye candy. Look for a partner who is soul food.

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Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. — Ronald Reagan

A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow. — Kathy Mattea

I say everything's about company. A gourmet meal with an asshole is a horrible meal. A hot dog with an interesting person is an amazing meal. — Chris Rock

Gourmet food quote The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.

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

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

I don't use the word gourmet. The word doesn't mean anything anymore. 'Gourmet' makes it sound like someone is putting sherry wine in the corn-flake casserole. — Julia Child

Gourmet food quote Your diet is a bank account, good food choice are good investments.
Your diet is a bank account, good food choice are good investments.

We often feed the critic gourmet meals and starve the rest. — Angeles Arrien

I am drawn to the new chart with all of its colorful intricacies as a gourmet must anticipate the details of a feast ... I shall keep them forever. As stunning exciting proof that a proper mixture of science and art is not only possible but a blessed union. — Ernest K. Gann

I'm like the most expensive, exotic item on a gourmet menu. People can wonder about the sensuous delights of the dish, but they can't afford such an expensive luxury — Anna Kournikova

What people don't realize is that the so-called Seattle grunge scene grew out of several close-knit gourmet supper clubs - we would only pick up guitars to pass the time while our dishes were simmering, baking, boiling, etc. — Kurt Cobain

Gastronomic Quotes

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A gastronomer who is not an environmentalis t is just stupid. Whereas an environmentalis t who is not a gastronomer is sad. It's possible to change the world even while preserving the concept of the right of pleasure. — Carlo Petrini

Cassoulet, that best of bean feasts, is everyday fare for a peasant but ambrosia for a gastronome, though its ideal consumer is a 300-pound blocking back who has been splitting firewood nonstop for the last twelve hours on a subzero day in Manitoba. — Julia Child

Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Gourmet food quote There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.

Any gastronome who is not an environmentalist is stupid, and any environmentalist who is not a gastronome is sad. — Carlo Petrini

...the true spirit of gastronomic joylessness. Porridge fills the Englishman up, and prunes clear him out. — E. M. Forster

The egg creams of Avenue A in New York and the root beer float....are among the high points of American gastronomic inventiveness. — Mark Kurlansky

Gourmet food quote One should eat to live, not live to eat.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.

A gastronomical supermeal didn't necessarily have to involve the things I had brought from other top kitchens. — Rene Redzepi

. . . gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people . . . dining in a good home. — M. F. K. Fisher

The kitchen, reasonably enough, was the scene of my first gastronomic adventure. I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions. — James Beard

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. — M. F. K. Fisher

Delicious Food Quotes

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Noodles are not only amusing but delicious. — Julia Child

If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony. — Fernand Point

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The people who give you their food give you their heart. — Cesar Chavez

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One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast. — Robert A. Heinlein

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

Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine - how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beatified Strawberry. — John Keats

Gourmet food quote I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.
I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.

Haggis is delicious. It is wonderful. It's spicy, it's tasty, and you get vegetarian haggis as well. — Nicola Sturgeon

When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, 'Four. I don't think I can eat eight.' — Yogi Berra

A burrito is a delicious food item that breaks down all social barriers and leads to temporary spiritual enlightenment. — Lisi Harrison

We all eat & it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly. — Anna Thomas

Cuisine Quotes

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Original, in French: La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur. English: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. — Auguste Escoffier

Life is too short for cuisine minceur and for diets. Dietetic meals are like an opera without the orchestra. — Paul Bocuse

The so-called nouvelle cuisine usually means not enough on your plate and too much on your bill. — Paul Bocuse

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

As far as cuisine is concerned one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, observe everything, in order to retain in the end, just a little bit. — Fernand Point

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New Orleans cuisine is Creole rather than Cajun. — Poppy Z. Brite

Gourmet food quote The day each family keeps aside food to feed one hungry person or animal or bird
The day each family keeps aside food to feed one hungry person or animal or bird every day, nobody will go hungry in this world. There is enough food to feed every hungry stomach. Mankind just doesn't have the heart for it.

Slow Food unites the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature. — Carlo Petrini

I like Indian takeaway. — Nicola Sturgeon

Through my work and travels I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to various eclectic cuisine running the gamut from small local cafes to iconic five-star restaurants. — Mark Hyman, M.D.

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting. — Charlie Trotter

Food And Wine Quotes

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese — Steven Wright

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it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime! — Kenny Chesney

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. — Louis Pasteur

Gourmet food quote People who love to eat are always the best people
People who love to eat are always the best people

If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life. — Alexander Fleming

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. — Benjamin Franklin

Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine. — Robin Leach

Gourmet food quote We once grew good without chemicals. We never grew food without bees.
We once grew good without chemicals. We never grew food without bees.

Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures. — Michael Broadbent

It is well known among physicians that the best of the nourishing foods is the one that the Moslem religion forbids, i.e., Wine. It contains much good and light nourishment. It is rapidly digested and helps to digest other foods. — Maimonides

The older I get, the better I used to be. — Lee Trevino

Culinary Quotes

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The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality. — William Shakespeare

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

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. — Socrates

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

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus

So you can settle the fuck down. My mother used to say, "Primero comemos, entonces lo demás." That means, "first we eat, then we do everything else." — Brian Yorkey

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The last taste of sweets is sweetest last. — William Shakespeare

Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine. — Karl Marx

Most seafoods should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy. — Jeff Smith

The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced. — Fernand Point

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More Gourmet Food Quotes

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My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don't want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them. — Giada De Laurentiis

Gourmet food quote Growing you own food is like printing your own money!
Growing you own food is like printing your own money!

After eating, an epicure gives a thin smile of satisfaction; a gastronome, burping into his napkin, praises the food in a magazine; a gourmet, repressing his burp, criticizes the food in the same magazine; a gourmand belches happily and tells everybody where he ate; a glutton empraces the white porcelain alter, or more plainly, he barfs. — William Safire

But some of us are beginning to pull well away, in our irritation, from...the exquisite tasters, the vintage snobs, the three-star Michelin gourmets. There is, we feel, a decent area somewhere between boiled carrots and Beluga caviare, sour plonk and Chateau Lafitte, where we can take care of our gullets and bellies without worshipping them. — J. B. Priestley

It was dramatic to watch my grandmother decapitate a turkey with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with gourmet status. — Russell Baker

The difference between a gourmet and a gourmand we take to be this: a gourmet is he who selects, for his nice and learned delectation, the most choice delicacies, prepared in the most scientific manner; whereas the gourmand bears a closer analogy to that class of great eaters ill-naturedly (we dare say) denominated, or classed with, aldermen. — Abraham Hayward

Food is a passion because I basically grew up in a kitchen. My mother was a gourmet chef and I'm the youngest of five kids. We would always congregate in the kitchen. — Laura Prepon

Gluttony is a great fault; but we do not necessarily dislike a glutton. We only dislike the glutton when he becomes a gourmet-that is, we only dislike him when he not only wants the best for himself, but knows what is best for other people. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

America is a land of healthy appetites. It is not in the American character to live in order to eat. Rather, the reverse is true. Many try, but just as Americans don't make good gigolos, nether do they make good gourmets. — Ludwig Bemelmans

Whenever I was called a gourmet, I suspected I was being accused of something at least slightly unpleasant. But that was before I heard the term "foodie." I am still not sure that a gourmet is a good thing to be, but it must be better than a foodie. — Mark Kurlansky

You can have a table full of gourmet food, but the minute you put a box of Entenmann's doughnuts out, that's all people are gonna talk about. — Dan Deacon

As women, we understand our bodies, and there's a blossoming that occurs. We're hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food. We bring to life a more expansive understanding of life, ourselves, and others. We are more generous and assertive. — Sharon Stone

I am a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking mostly Thai food. And a lot of times on movies, you have these trailers that have these little ovens and kitchenettes. A lot of actors never use them, but I would cook lunch just about every day. — Will Ferrell

Lyon is full of temperamental gourmets, eternally engaged in a never-ending search for that imaginary, perfect, unknown little back-street bistro, where one can dine in the style of Louis XIV for the price of a pack of peanuts. — Roy Andries De Groot

Sweetly and subtly perfumed...so soft it is best eaten with a spoon, a tenderness more appealing to gourmets than to those who have to pick, ship, handle and store it in constant fear of ruinous spoilage. — Waverley Root

The pleasure of eating should be an extensive pleasure, not that of the mere gourmet. People who know the garden in which their vegetables have grown and know that the garden is healthy will remember the beauty of the growing plants, perhaps in the dewy first light of morning when gardens are at their best. Such a memory involves itself with the food and is one of the pleasures of eating. (pg. 326, The Pleasures of Eating) — Wendell Berry

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