Tuesday November 9, 2004

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. -Virgil Thomson

When my mother had to get dinner for eight she’d just make enough for sixteen and only serve half. – Gracie Allen

Condiments are to food what jewlery and makeup are to clothing. They are not essential … but they definely “dress up: your food and make eating a lot more interesting. – Kathy Gunst

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. – Fran Lebowitz

Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort. – Norman Kolpas

When I see free-range chicken on the menu, the first thing that comes to mind is a flock of them bounding across Montana. – New Yorker Magazine

Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it. – Charles Dudley Warner

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star. – Brillat-Savarin

Food is meant to tempt as well as nourish, and everything that lives in water is seductive. – Jean-Paul Aron

A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience. – Benjamin Disraeli

The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on a great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them. – Vince Staten

I have more, but I am too hungry to post them.

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