165 Great Food Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of great food quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about good food.

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The Most Famous Great Food Quotes (Best in 2024)

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You don’t have to look far to taste some of the best food the world has to offer. I’d pit my grandmother against a 3-star Michelin chef any day. — Nadia Giosia

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

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The two things you can't fake are good food and good music — Etta James

Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up! — Rachael Ray

Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for. — David Chang

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Eating is one of the great beauties in life. One of my favorite recreations... eating with friends, the service, the ambience. — LeRoy Neiman

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. — Julia Child

I've always love how food preserves a memory. — Piolo Pascual

Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well. — Michael Pollan

Short Great Food Quotes

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  • Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author
  • 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
  • If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life. — Alexander Fleming
  • Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • The people who give you their food give you their heart. — Cesar Chavez
  • The older I get, the better I used to be. — Lee Trevino
  • Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. — Louis Pasteur
  • The older I get, the better I was. — Van Dyke Parks
  • I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it. — Stonewall Jackson

Top 10 Great Food Quotes

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

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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

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

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

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria. — Mario Batali

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. — Julia Child

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

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

Great Food Image Quotes

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

Great food quote by Kenny Chesney

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

Great food quote by Cesar Chavez

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

Great food quote by Pythagoras

Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea. — Pythagoras

Great food quote Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is a source of great strength.

Delicious Food Quotes

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Noodles are not only amusing but delicious. — Julia Child

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

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

Great food quote Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.

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

Great food quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

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

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

Eat to live, not live to eat. — Benjamin Franklin

Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power...it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits. — Justus von Liebig

Good Food Quotes

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Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. — Hippocrates

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

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act. — Vandana Shiva

Great food quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy. — Trevor Noah

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

Great food quote Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to somethin
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself. — Charlie Chaplin

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. — Ernest Hemingway

When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings, no social harmony. — Marie-Antoine Careme

The life my people want is a life of freedom. I have seen nothing that a white man has, houses or railways or clothing or food, that is as good as the right to move in the open country and live in our fashion. — Sitting Bull

Good Food Good Company Quotes

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

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. — E. B. White

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul. — Clifton Fadiman

Great food quote You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company — Charles Evans Hughes

Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people. — William Shakespeare

I have lived much of my life among molecules. They are good company. — George Wald

Great food quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way. — E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

A bottle of wine was good company. — Ernest Hemingway

Good company is important, it helps to cultivate good qualities. — Sathya Sai Baba

Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being with something more than the mere intake of calories. I cannot conceive of cooking for friends or family, under reasonable conditions, as being a chore. — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

I Love Food Quotes

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I love drinking now and then. It defecates the standing pool of thought. A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating. — Robert Burns

I love you like a fat kid love cake. — 50 Cent

No, I love Montreal... I think I love Montreal more than Montreal loves me... I love the food there. — Kathy Griffin

Great food quote To a great mind, nothing is little.
To a great mind, nothing is little.

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. — Giuseppe Garibaldi

Do I have chocolate chip cookies? Yes, I do. Do I have mint chocolate chip milkshakes? Yes, I do. I love them. They are fantastic. But when I have them, they're worth it. I earned them. I did something. I worked out super hard. I stayed clean on food. — Jocko Willink

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it! — Jamie Oliver

Great food quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

I absolutely love doing games in Baton Rouge. Night games in Tiger Stadium are a spectacle and the food choices all around are fantastic! One thing is certain: if I ever choose to feature a tailgating spread for Taste of the Town, LSU will be at the top of the list. — Todd Blackledge

You left me. You made a pet out of me, and then you left me. If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me. — Cassandra Clare

I love being in bed almost as much as I love food. — Niall Horan

Every ordinary thing in your life is a word of God's love: your home, your work, the clothes you wear, the air you breathe, the food you eat.... the flowers under your feet are the courtesy of God's heart flung down on You! All these things say one thing only: "See how I love you." — Caryll Houselander

Great Restaurants Quotes

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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door. — Albert Camus

Don't settle. Don't finish crappy books. If you don't like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you're not on the right path, get off it. — Chris Brogan

It’s important to treat your customers like guests and give them a great experience every time they come to your restaurant. — Glen Bell

Great food quote Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

The exposure from 'Iron Chef' has been helpful, but at the end of the day your product and your service determine whether you get customers or not. If people decide to eat out less during a recession, the first restaurants that they will cut out are the ones that don't do a great job. — Michael Symon

Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled. — Frederic Raphael

Why do I regret Chelsea? I'm the boss of the richest club in the world. I have not had much time to adjust myself, but I've found a great restaurant! That is the first thing I did when I arrived! — Carlo Ancelotti

Great food quote If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begin
If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.

I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy. — Emeril Lagasse

I once absent-mindedly ordered Three Mile Island dressing in a restaurant and, with great presence of mind, they brought Thousand Island Dressing and a bottle of chili sauce. — Terry Pratchett

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere. — Helena Christensen

Often, the truly great and valuable lessons we learn in life are learned through pain. That's why they call it "growing pains." It's all about yin and yang. And that's not something you order off column A at your local Chinese restaurant. — Fran Drescher

Local Food Quotes

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We should focus on eating food that is in season and local, as it is often more nutrient-dense and better for the environment. — Steven Gundry

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. — Fredric Jameson

We need to confront honestly the issue of scale... You may need a large corporation to run an airline or to manufacture cars, but you don't need a large corporation to raise a chicken or a hog. You don't need a large corporation to process local food or local timber and market it locally. — Wendell Berry

Finally, cooking is good citizenship. It's the only way to get serious about putting locally raised foods into your diet, which keeps farmlands healthy and grocery money in the neighborhood. — Barbara Kingsolver

In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found. — Alfred Russel Wallace

It's time to transition beyond our fossil fuel addiction to a just economy based on green jobs, renewable energy, and local organic food. — Winona LaDuke

I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman. — Alice Waters

Great food, like all art, enhances and reflects a community’s vitality, growth and solidarity. Yet history bears witness that great cuisines spring only from healthy local agriculture. — Rick Bayless

There are times, like after a long day of work, when the thought of an easy drive-through is enticing. But then I remember how crappy I felt when I ate fast food in the past, and it inspires me to head to the grocery store or my local farmer's market and whip up an easy but healthier option. — Alison Sweeney

Earth is a living entity. And if it's a living organism, then we have to have a reverence for all life. Food should be local, organic rather than grown with chemical fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. — Satish Kumar

Great Wine Quotes

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What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death. — Francis of Assisi

Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it. — Salvador Dali

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

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! — Johann Sebastian Bach

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the cognac, or any other reason — W. C. Fields

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

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. — Rumi

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

I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine. — Naomi Watts

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good? — Cardinal Richelieu

Love To Eat Quotes

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I'd love to hold a koala. They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out. I want to spend some time with that guy — Milo

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little. — Tad Dorgan

A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why the psychiatrists say, "Love or perish." Hate is too great a burden to bear. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

In general I love to eat anything. I enjoy anything that is well prepared, a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak, sushi, refried beans. — Martin Yan

If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them. — Johnny Depp

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. — Brendan Behan

Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see - not to eat, not for love, but only gliding. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Great Beer Quotes

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Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! — Martin Luther

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A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory. — Albert Einstein

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Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B. C. — W. C. Fields

It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door. — Gregory Corso

For a quart of ale is a dish for a king. — William Shakespeare

Rugby is great. The players don't wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer. I love that. — Joe Theismann

Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to than more of the same. — Hugh Hood

The roots and herbes beaten and put into new ale or beer and daily drunk, cleareth, strengtheneth and quickeneth the sight of the eyes. — Nicholas Culpeper

There are more old drunks than there are old doctors. — Willie Nelson

It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine. — Heraclitus

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More Great Food Quotes

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I was 18 years old, and it was a dream come true for me to work out and eat great food for free. What else do you want in life? People think that is what it is like to be in a SEAL team, but it is less than a fraction of your career as a real SEAL. — Jocko Willink

It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is above all helpful to people who must do a great deal of mental work. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food. — Marcus Samuelsson

Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing. — Francisco Costa

Australia is so cool that it's hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago. — Mary-Kate Olsen

Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people dont seem to care about the fat aspect. — Eric Schlosser

Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol. — N. F. Simpson

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements. — Marcel Boulestin

I've been there. I too bought into the great lie. Blinded by its false promise, I spent years in pursuit of a life I didn't mindfully choose. But rather than do something about it, anything, I simply medicated myself to salve a pain I wasn't even consciously aware I harbored. Drugs, alcohol, fast food--you name it. It's a path that took me to some very dark places. And it's a life that left me profoundly desperate, accelerating me to the grave without any awareness that deep down, lying dormant, was a song. A song yet to be discovered. A song yearning to be sung. — Rich Roll

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food. — Paul Prudhomme

A Georgia peach, a real Georgia peach, a backyard great-grandmother's orchard peach, is as thickly furred as a sweater, and so fluent and sweet that once you bite through the flannel, it brings tears to your eyes. — Melissa Fay Greene

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

Great food needed more than chefs; it needed gourmet diners. — Nicole Mones

Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people. — Robert Higgs

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you. — St. Catherine of Siena

Wine ... offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased. — Ernest Hemingway

Cake baking has to be, however innocently, one of the great culinary scams: it implies effort, it implies domestic prowess; but believe me, it's easy. — Nigella Lawson

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. — Adelle Davis

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. — James Beard

So we find that the three possible solutions of the great problem of increasing human energy are answered by the three words: food, peace, work. — Nikola Tesla

Remember gentleman, it's not just France we're fighting for, it's Champagne! — Winston Churchill

Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again — Richard Bach

McDonald's is a people business, and that smile on that counter girl's face when she takes your order is a vital part of our image. — Ray Kroc

Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. — C. E. M. Joad

Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary. — Ernest Hemingway

Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together. — Corita Kent

The famous physician Dumoulin said when dying, 'I leave two great physicians behind me, simple food and pure water.' — Voltaire

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