51 Good Food Quotes

Our collection of 51 Good Food Quotes will either have you heading to the refrigerator or laughing. Some might call this a win-win.

Someone once famously said that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Food can genuinely move hearts, win your friends and make amends in relationships where other things may not work.

More things have been said about food in history than almost anything else – except maybe love. You don’t have to be an avid foodie to think of food. Delicious foods have to power to influence anyone and everyone.

Here are some excellent food quotes you can share with your friends and family or find interesting yourself.

Quotes About Food

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Ina Garten

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
Julia Child

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Benjamin Franklin

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.
Alan D. Wolfelt

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

Laughter is brightest, where food is best.
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Food and Friends Sayings

He who receives his friends and gives no personal attention to the meal which is being prepared for them is not worthy of having friends.
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.
Samuel Chamberlain

And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
William Shakespeare

I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends, and family in my own backyard.
Rodney Atkins

It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
Miguel de Cervantes

I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
Maya Angelou

Perfect happiness would be knowing that all my family and friends were happy and safe. Good food and dancing would be nice, too, and weekly visits from those safe and happy family and friends. Plus, world peace.
Suzanne Weyn

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Funny Food Quotes

When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’
Yogi Berra

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

There is no “WE” in food.

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
Dave Barry

How do I like my eggs? In a cake.

I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
W.C. Fields

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
Scott Adams

The trouble with eating Italian food is that, five or six days later, you’re hungry again.
George Miller

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

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Never eat more than you can lift.
Miss Piggy (Jim Henson)

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately instead of at three o’clock in the morning.
John Barrymore

Red meat is not bad for you. Now, blue-green meat—that’s bad for you!
Tom Smothers

Vegetarians are cowards. They kill things that can’t move.

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
Erma Bombeck

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Humorous Cooking Quotes

Snack time heals all wounds.
Bridger Winegar

Cauliflower is nothing cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
Sophia Loren

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

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Mayonnaise. One of the sauces that serve the French in place of a state religion.
Ambrose Bierce

Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.
Don Kardong

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

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Healthy Food

The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

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

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
Thomas Edison

Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying.
Ivan Illich

Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
Edward Stanley

The healthy man is the thin man. But you don’t need to go hungry for it: Remove the flours, starches, and sugars; that’s all.
Samael Aun Weor

Proper nutrition is one of the most fundamental things on which anyone’s healthy and happy life can be based.
Sahara Sanders

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Inspirational Food Sayings

These inspirational quotes on food will make you want to cook right now.

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
Irina Shayk

One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

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

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
Paul Prudhomme

My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music!
Jennifer Aniston

Good food is a celebration of life.
Sophia Loren

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Short Cooking Quotes

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish Proverb

Only a fool would argue with a skunk, a mule, or a cook.
Cowboy saying

The secret ingredient is always love.

We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.
Anna Thomas

Never trust a skinny cook.
English saying

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

A party without cake is just a meeting.

Promises and pie crust are meant to be broken.
Jonathan Swift

When I learned how to cook, I forgot how to clean.

The secret ingredient is always cheese.

You only live once; lick the bowl.

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Quotations on Dining

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.
Cesar Chavez

This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants; you eat less other stuff, you live longer.
Mark Bittman

People who love to eat are always the best people.
Julia Child

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

I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
Bethenny Frankel

I feel that good food should be a right and not a privilege, and it needs to be without pesticides and herbicides. And everybody deserves this food. And that’s not elitist.
Alice Waters

I get way too much happiness from good food.
Elizabeth Olsen

Patience is the secret to good food.
Gail Simmons

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

Comfort Food Sayings

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
Sheila Graham

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

Good food = Good Mood.

I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I go to the kitchen for food, and all I see are ingredients.

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

A sharp knife is a chef’s best friend.

Eat food, not much, mostly plants.
Michael Pollan

Don’t be upsetti, eat some spaghetti.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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