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Food Quotes and Sayings For People Who Love To Eat

Food is a big part of all cultures. Apart from what it takes to survive, the time spent enjoying a meal brings people together to share their lives and stories. So take a snack and enjoy these food quotes from today’s cooks, famous chefs, and famous eateries.

Nothing connects people so much that delicious food spreads out. It is a universal unity. Food acts as a cultural landmark, allowing you to attend all milestones and celebrations and dress up or down. Food is a hearty place. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous food quotes, sayings, and proverbs.

From gatherings around campfires to formal dinners, food connects people around the world. The best and fastest way to learn about another culture is often through that food.

Best Food Quotes

  1. “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” — Alan D. Wolfelt
  1. “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” — Dorothy Day
  1. “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” — Irish Proverb
  1. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” — Julia Child
  1. “My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.” — Dolly Parton
  1. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” — James Beard
  1. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” — Paul Prudhomme
  1. “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!” — James Beard
  1. “I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food.” — Laura Esquivel
  1. “Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.” — Ken Hill
Best Food Quotes
  1. “Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experi­ences.” — P­eter Farb
  1. “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” — Giada De Laurentiis
  1. “I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.” — Alice Waters
  1. “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” — George Bernard Shaw
  1. “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a cultur­e.” — Ma­rk Kurlansky
  1. “Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look good.” — Beth McCollister
  1. “The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” — Maya Angelou
  1. “Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” — Sandra Lee
  1. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. “People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.” — Ted Allen
Best Food Quotes

Quotes About Food

  1. “To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.” — Heston Blumenthal
  1. “Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” — Robert Redford
  1. “It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so entwined that we cannot think of one with out the other.” — M. F. K Fisher
  1. “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” — Sheila Graham
  1. “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” — Jonathan Safran Foer
  1. “I could talk food all day. I love good food.” — Tom Brady
  1. “All food starting with p is comfort food: pasta, potato chips, pretzels, peanut butter, pastrami, pizza, pastry.” — Sara Paretsky
  1. “If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.” — Sally Edwards
  1. “Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.” — Joel Fuhrman
  1. “My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.” — Dolly Parton
Quotes About Food
  1. “Part of the secret of success is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain
  1. “The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.” — Pat Buchanan
  1. “This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey.” — Joel Salatin
  1. “If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?” — Martin Scorcese
  1. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve to have a what-the-hell attitude.” — Julia Child
  1. “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” — Yogi Berra
  1. “A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” — Noël Coward
  1. “Sometimes you have to move paste things, and the best way to do that is by sharinng your life with people over food.” — Andrew Zimmern
  1. “So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all questions for the time being.” — Franz Kafka
  1. “My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.” — David Byrne
Quotes About Food

Food Quotes For Food Lovers

  1. “The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.” — Bernard DeVoto
  1. “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” — Ron Swanson
  1. “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” — Judith Viorst
  1. “Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain
  1. “Laughter is brightest in the place where food is good.” — Irish Proverb
  1. “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful medicine or the slowest form of poison.” — Ann Wigmore
  1. “Butter is the most delicate of foods among barbarous nations, and one which distinguishes the wealthy from the multitude at large.” — Pliny
  1. “There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.” — Kevin James
  1. “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reserv­ation.” — Carla Hall
  1. “Food delights us, food unites us, food embodies the soil, the sea and the weather, the farmer’s sweat and the fisherman’s toil.” — Don George
Food Quotes For Food Lovers
  1. “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” — Dough Larson
  1. “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” — M. F. K. Fisher
  1. “Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want.” — John F. Kennedy
  1. “The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” — M.F.K Fisher
  1. “Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.” — Sai Baba
  1. “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” — Caesar Chavez
  1. “Eating good food is my favourite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.” — Justine Larbalestier
  1. “I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It’s so good.” — Jennifer Love Hewitt
  1. “The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain
  1. “My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music.” — Jennifer Aniston
Food Quotes For Food Lovers

Great Quotes for Delicious Food

  1. “I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat.” — Tyra Banks
  1. “So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” — Franz Kafka
  1. “Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.” — Josh Hutcherson
  1. “I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good.” — Virgil Thomson
  1. “Food was a labor of love you felt by cooking it and eating it.” — George Tillman, Jr.
  1. “The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.” — Jerry Saltz
  1. “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” — W. C. Fields
  1. “I’m a home cook and love to read about food, but I’m not trained as a chef. I’m just really into cooking and passionate about it.” — Ted Allen
  1. “The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love, and death.” — E.M. Forster
  1. “The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.” — Bryan Q. Miller
Great Quotes for Delicious Food
  1. “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity.” — Jonathan Safran Foer
  1. “We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.” — George Orwell
  1. “Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?” — Anthony Bourdain
  1. “I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you’re going out for one, that isn’t the time to scrimp on calories or quality.” — Tom Colicchio
  1. “I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.” — José Andrés Puerta
  1. “It’s easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn’t magically appear on a supermarket shelf.” — Christopher Dodd
  1. “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
  1. “Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.” — Ina Garten
  1. “Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” — Winona LaDuke
  1. “I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends, and family in my own backyard.” — Rodney Atkins
Great Quotes for Delicious Food

Best Food Captions to Use on Instagram

  1. Good food never fails in bringing people together.
  1. I just want someone to look at me the way I look at food.
  1. There is no better reward for hard work than good food.
  1. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
  1. One does not need silver cutlery to eat delectable food.
  1. Brunch without champagne is just a sad breakfast.
  1. Eat, drink and live free. There’s no telling what might happen tomorrow.
  1. Either I eat all my food or I eat all my food. There is no in-between.
  1. Let’s eat some diet food while we wait for the steak to cook.
  1. There is no better feeling than a warm pizza box on your lap.
Best Food Captions to Use on Instagram
  1. When you eat food with your family and friends, it always tastes better!
  1. I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
  1. Do you know what’s better than blabbering about food? Yup, eating!
  1. Being a foodie is difficult because all you want to do is eat – sometimes your friends’ food as well.
  1. I’ve always been fond of hashtags. They remind me of waffles!
  1. The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.
  1. Take food as your medicine before you take medicine as your food.
  1. Food is always more satisfying after a day’s hard work.
  1. My head is full of thoughts about food. Don’t judge, it’s a thing.
  1. There is no love more sincere than my love for food.
Best Food Captions to Use on Instagram

Famous Food Sayings

  1. “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” — Norman Borlaug
  1. “The gift of food to the hungry is the noblest of all gifts.” — Sathya Sai Baba
  1. “What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.” — Lucretius
  1. “Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art.” — Grant Achatz
  1. “Vegetables are food of the earth, but fruits taste of the heavens.” — Terri Guillemets
  1. “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” — Kurt Vonnegut
  1. “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” — Irish Proverb
  1. “Simple foods connect with your body’s needs in complex ways.” — Bryant McGill
  1. “Food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes.” — Richard Gere
  1. “A food’s value is based on how good it tastes.” — Homaro Cantu
  1. “Good food should be a right not a privilege.” — Alice Waters
 Famous Food Sayings


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