Just For Fun Savoury Quotations

Here our some of our favourites, but why not email us yours (printable!) and we may add it to our forthcoming customer page:


  • Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.

Craig Clairbourne (b. 1920). American Food Editor and Writer


  • It does not matter whether one paints a picture, writes a poem, or carves a statue, simplicity is the mark of a master-hand.  Don't run away with the idea that it is easy to cook simply.  It requires a long apprenticeship.

Elsie De Wolfe (1865-1950).  American Decorator and Writer


  • Hunger is the teacher of the arts, and the bestower of invention.

Persius (34-62 AD).  Roman Satirist


  • It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions.

Julia Child (b. 1912).  American Chef and Writer


  • Laughter is the best seasoning there is.

Barbara Kafka (b. 1933).  American Writer


  • There's somebody at every dinner party who eats all the celery.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930).  American Humourist and Writer


  • When pleasures of the eye and palate meet, that cook has render'd his great work complete.

Maria J Moss.  19th century American Writer


  • Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being with something more than the mere intake of calories.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953).  American Writer


  • Cook things so you can tell what they are.  Good plain food ain't committed no crime an' don't need no disguise.  Fancified cooks is the criminals.

Mary Lasswell (1905-1994).  American Writer


  • All cooks are debtors to history, either gone by or in the making.

Peter Van Rensselaer Livingston (James Townsend) (b. 1910).  American Writer


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