"Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight, and impress. It had the power to please me…and others. This was valuable information."

from Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdian

"Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime. Old garlic, burnt garlic, garlic cut too long ago and garlic that has been tragically smashed through one of those abominations, the garlic press, are all disgusting. Please treat your garlic with respect."

— from Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdian

"You’re welcome to kiss the cook. Guess where."

I took this photo at a breakfast restaurant, Breakfast Club at Tybee Island, GA

"You’re welcome to kiss the cook. Guess where."

I took this photo at a breakfast restaurant, Breakfast Club at Tybee Island, GA

"I love you like a fat kid loves cake"

— 50 Cents, American Rapper

"Good food ends with good talk."

Geoffrey Neighor, Northern Exposure, Duets, 1993

The Quote Garden

"You have to love either what you are going to eat, or the person you are cooking for. Then you have to give yourself up to cooking. Cuisine is an act of love."

— Alain Chapel, Chef (1937-1990) copied from The Flavor Bible

Food quotes to think about

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

If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. ~Benjamin Franklin

The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that’s what’s happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal. ~Michelle Obama

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. ~George Orwell

My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order. ~Dolly Parton

(Source: brainyquote.com)

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