If there is one thing that is universally enjoyed in a variety of different circumstances it is eating. Here are some awesome quotes about food and eating that you might not have heard before. (You may or may not agree but they are sure to get you thinking!)

1. Life is a combination of magic and pasta. -Federico Fellini

2. Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. -Jay Leno

3. The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn’t waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it. -Mario Batali

4. A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. -Thomas Keller

5. It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it. -Julia Child

6. Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts! -James Beard

7. Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet van Horne

8. If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food. -Sally Edwards

9. Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire

10. Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. -Garrison Keillor

11. I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime “associates,” food, for me, has always been an adventure. -Anthony Bourdain

12. After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives. -Oscar Wilde

13. It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. -Lewis Grizzard

14. One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. -Luciano Pavarotti

15. When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. -Laiko Bahrs

16. All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. -John Gunther

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