When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. — John Ruskin

Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress. — Charles Pierre Monselet, French journalist

Harriet Van Horne once said, “Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”

In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.Curnonsky

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. — Adelle Davis

Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. — Maurice de Vlaminck

A sauce… adds something, really two things: a taste as well as the opportunity to think about how the thing was made. This is the same kind of pleasure we derive when we look at a painting; the eye is pleased, while the mind explores the aesthetic windings of a technique and a willed structure. — Raymond Sokolov

It is the sauce that distinguishes a good chef. The Saucier is a soloist in the orchestra of a great kitchen. — Fernand Point

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 (of Alice’s Restaurant fame)

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

He liked baking. His job was his hobby and his hobby was his job. — Joe Kleinbach

If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus. — Oprah Winfrey

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients.” — Julia Child

“….the pleasure of eating something because it is expensive has absolutely nothing to do with the taste of good cuisine.” — X. Marcel Boulestin, chef, food writer

The appetite is sharpened by the first bites. —Jose Rizal (1861-1896)

Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” — Francois Minot



2 thoughts on “FOOD QUOTES

  1. Thank you for all your hard work compiling all of these great Filipino ” classics “. I live far away from home… But by just reading and making some of these recipes make me feel “home” again. I am sure there is one friend or family who would love to share and taste your recipe but is far away… Thank you for sharing… Brilliant!!!

    • yes, we love creating delicious foods to offer to our loved ones…and we should start learning from the pros….they aren’t perfect, but they are good foundations….we build the flavors and make the foods our own. Enjoy!

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