Food for Thought


Photo above: You are what you eat! – MR1 Author: Alexander Ciuc – 2010th May 24

<Davin with the 1st Tomato of the season in 2010! (In case you were wondering, Alien is his favorite movie)

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Mahatma Gandhi“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard ShawMan and Superman

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”― Charles M. Schulz

Mark Twain“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” ― Mark Twain

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ― Orson Welles

Charles de Gaulle“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” ― Charles de Gaulle

Roald Dahl“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!” ― Roald Dahl
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”― Oscar WildeA Woman of No Importance

Julia Child“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion thatthey are gods.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Voltaire“Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”

― Voltaire

“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
― James PattersonThe Angel Experiment

Joss Whedon“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.” ― Joss Whedon
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia WoolfA Room of One’s Own

Judith Martin“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.” ― Judith Martin

James Patterson“Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely.Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.” ― James Patterso

Erma Bombeck“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food” ― Erma Bombeck

Robert Frost“There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.” ― Robert Frost

Michael Pollan“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael PollanIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Julia Child“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child

Kurt Vonnegut“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 VonnegutJailbird

Calvin Trillin“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ― Calvin Trillin

Scott Adams“You’re thinking I’m one of those wise-a%$ California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I’m not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.” ― Scott Adams

Abraham Lincoln“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Simone Elkeles“Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to my people.” ― Simone ElkelesRules of Attraction

Ronald Reagan“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. ” ― Ronald Reagan

Michael Pollan“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” ― Michael PollanIn Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Ernest Hemingway“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” ― Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast

Glenn Beck“Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.” ― Glenn Beck

“I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.
Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.”
― Robert Farrar Capon

George Bernard Shaw“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Scott Adams“Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.”

“The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it.”― Scott Adams

Hippocrates“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates

Anthony Bourdain“your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

― Anthony BourdainKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Erma Bombeck“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” ― Erma Bombeck

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
― Laurie Colwin

Mitch Albom“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” ― Mitch Albom

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
― Alice May Brock

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness

of the human race than the discovery of a star.” ― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Julia Child“Life itself is the proper binge.” ― Julia Child

Mark Twain“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” ― Mark Twain

Benjamin Franklin“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.” ― Benjamin FranklinFart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Steve Maraboli

“How would your life be different if…You were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, and the media you watch, listen to, or read? Let today be the day…You pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being today.”
― Steve MaraboliThe Power of One