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The Best Food Quotes To Satisfy Your Inner Foodie


Food is more than a necessity to survive. For centuries, food has been a powerful symbol of community and togetherness. Whether it’s cooking or eating, sharing a meal continues to be an expression of gratitude and happiness. Food quotes show just how cooking, eating, and sharing delicious bites are keys to a happy life!

Quotes on food come from all different sources. From authors to chefs, many throughout history carried a fondness for food, no matter their skills in the kitchen. One thing all these people probably agreed on is that food must be shared!

From quotes on cooking, eating, and desserts, we discovered the best food quotes out there to nourish your inner foodie. Many of these quotes are from people you may already know and love. 

P.S. Don’t blame us for how hungry you may be after reading this list! 

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Food Quotes on Cooking

  1. “Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation — experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.” — Paul Theroux
  2. “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”  — Julia Child 
  3. “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”  — Harriet van Horne
  4. “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
  5. “Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors — it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” — Wolfgang Pick
  6. “A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” — Thomas Keller
  7. “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
  8. “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” — Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  9. “Cooking and shopping for food brings rhythm and meaning to our lives.” — Alice Waters

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Food Quotes on Eating

  1. “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”  — Nora Ephron
  2. “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  — Federico Fellini 
  3. “Laughter is brightest where food is best.”  —  Irish Proverb
  4. “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
  5. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”- Paul Prudhomme
  6. “We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”  — Anna Thomas
  7. “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”  — Sophia Loren
  8. “The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”  — Mark Twain
  9. “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”  — John Gunther
  10. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  — Virginia Woolf
  11. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”  — Julia Child
  12. “My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order.”  — Dolly Parton

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Food Quotes on Dessert

  1. “Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”  — Voltaire
  2. “Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen—a happily-ever-after to supper.”  — Terri Guillemets
  3. “I don’t share blame. I don’t share credit. And I don’t share desserts.”  — Beverly Sills
  4. “Cookies are made of butter and love.”  — Norwegian Proverb
  5. “We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”  — David Mamet
  6. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”  — Linda Grayson
  7. “Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.”  — Dylan Lauren
  8. “Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt.”  — Unknown
  9. “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”  — Ernestine Ulmer
  10. “Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.”  — Unknown

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Hungry yet? These food quotes get our appetites going, too. If you know anyone who loves cooking, eating, or all of the above, do not hesitate to share any of these quotes with them. It will definitely spark some food adventures!

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