All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
Cauliflower is cabbage with a college education.
Conversation is the enemy of food and good wine.
Cooking is a way of giving and making yourself desirable.
Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish.
Cheese - milk's leap towards immortality.
Coffee is a fleeting moment and a fragrance.
Chanpagne: In victory you deserve it. in defeat you need it.
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 Robert Bulwer-Lytton
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic
believer in will's freedom after it.
Vegetarians are people who cannot hear tomatos screaming.
Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music
out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.
The best number for a dinner-party is two: myself and a damn good
Women never dine alone. When they dine alone they don't dine.
At a dinner-party one should eat wisely but not too well, and
talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham
Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight
Michel de Montaigne
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
Without a liqueur and a coffee the best of meals ends as tamely
as a pretty mermaid.
H. Warner Allen
A cocktail is to a glass of wine as rape is to love.
Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united
and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners.
Empty wine bottles have a bad opinion of women.
A drinking man's someone who wants to forget he isn't still young
The trouble with the world is everybody in it is three drinks
Salt is white and pure - there is something holy in salt.
Wine is a successful effort to translate the perishable into the
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wine is the milk of the old, the balm of adults, and the vehicle
of the gourmand.
Grimod de la Reyniere
A man takes a drink, the drink takes another, and the drink takes
Civilised adults do not take apple juice with dinner.
The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.
Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue.
Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those
who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.
She was so wild that when she made French toast she got her tongue
caught in the toaster.
There is no such thing as a little garlic.
The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
All the ingenious men and all the scientific men in the world
could never invent anything so curious and so ridiculous as a
Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.
Meat is a status dish in which the sizzle counts for more than
the nutritional worth.
It is the destiny of mint to be crushed.
Nature was indeed at her artistic best when she created the nutmeg,
a delight to the eye in all its avatars, from the completely garbed
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded
His idea of heaven is eating pate de fois gras to the sound of
Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
On strawberries: doubtless God could have made a better berry,
but doubtless God never did.
Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage and venerable liquid, thou female
tongue-running cordial, in whose glorious insipidity I owe the
happiest moments of my life - let me fall prostrate.
Wine lets no lover unrewarded go.
All food is the gift of the gods and has something of the miraculous,
the egg no less than the truffle.
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and
taste, not exact measurements.
X. Marcel Boulestin
What is literature compared with cooking? The one is shadow, the
other is substance.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
George Bernard Shaw
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