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date: 28 January 2021


see also Eating, Food
  1. One man's cookbook is another woman's soft porn.
    Margaret Atwood 1939–  Canadian novelist: The CanLit Foodbook (1987)
  2. Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
    Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827 German composer: Ludwig Nohl Beethoven Depicted by his Contemporaries (1880)
  3. Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
    Hilaire Belloc 1870–1953 British poet, essayist, historian, novelist, and Liberal politician: A Conversation with a Cat (1931)
  4. Cooking is the most ancient of the arts, for Adam was born hungry.
    Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 1755–1826 French jurist and gourmet: Physiologie du Goût (1825) pt. 1
  5. Good food is always a trouble and its preparation should be regarded as a labour of love.
    Elizabeth David 1913–92 British cook and writer: French Country Cooking (1951) introduction
  6. Hot on Sunday,
    Cold on Monday,
    Hashed on Tuesday,
    Minced on Wednesday,
    Curried Thursday,
    Broth on Friday,
    Cottage pie Saturday.
    Dorothy Hartley 1893–1985 English writer: Food in England (1954) ‘Vicarage Mutton’
  7. Home-made dishes that drive one from home.
    Thomas Hood 1799–1845 English poet and humorist: Miss Kilmansegg and her Precious Leg (1841–3)
  8. Kissing don't last: cookery do!
    George Meredith 1828–1909 English novelist and poet: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) ch. 28
  9. On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
    George Mikes 1912–87 Hungarian-born writer: How to be an Alien (1946)
  10. The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.
    Saki 1870–1916 Scottish writer: Reginald (1904) ‘Reginald on Besetting Sins’
  11. You won't be surprised that diseases are innumerable—count the cooks.
    Seneca (‘the Younger’) c.4 bcad 65 Roman philosopher and poet: Epistulae Morales Letters to Lucilius no. 93
  12. I want to focus on my salad.
    when questioned about insider trading during her cookery spot
    Martha Stewart 1941–  American businesswoman: on CBS The Early Show 25 June 2002
  13. I discovered that dinners follow the order of creation — fish first, then entrées, then joints, lastly the apple as dessert. The soup is chaos.
    Sylvia Townsend Warner 1893–1978 English writer: diary, 26 May 1929