quotes about food

I feature my favorite quotes about food over on The Practical Kitchen Instagram page, using the hashtag #tpkquotes.

These are some of my favorite quotes about food from celebrities, chefs, celebrity chefs, comedians, actors, and more. No quotes about dieting, about moderation, or about the importance of eating your veggies here. Just good quotes from people who love food about the joy and pleasure of cooking, baking, and eating.

Where it’s relevant, I’ve linked some of the recipes from this blog that relate to the quotes. For those of you using screen reading technology, the quotes are embedded in the image alt text. Please let me know if any of them aren’t working!

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Julia Child

"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." quote by Julia Child

Anne Burrell

"If you want to be a home cook, just have fun with it. Pick up a couple cookbooks. You're gonna make some mistakes; just go in and try it." quote by Anne Burrell

Lidia Bastianich

"By cooking with your kids, you can help them understand that food is a powerful took in connecting human beings." quote by Lidia Bastianich

Maneet Chauhan

"Indian spices can find a place in any cuisine. It's just a matter of opening your mind and palate to new flavors." quote by Maneet Chauhan

Guy Fieri

"Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat." quote by Guy Fieri

Miriam Shor

"Eating good food is, to me, one of life's greatest joys, and I will never punish myself for it." quote by Miriam Shor

Maya Angelou

"Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life." quote by Maya Angelou

Mitch Hedberg

"I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want two thousand of something." quote by Mitch Hedberg

Samin Nosrat

"I'll eat anything, even foods I've always shunned, when a friend cooks it." quote by Samin Nosrat

Tom Colicchio

"Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key." quote by Tom Colicchio

Alton Brown

"Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it." quote by Alton Brown

Ted Allen

"Cooking allows you to have travels, adventures and journeys without going anywhere. The running joke between my partner and me is that I'm not really concerned about how long it takes, or how much I destroy the kitchen, because I have such a good time doing it." quote by Ted Allen

Sue Perkins

"I have slight attention-span issues, so I will often wander off, and then I will be alerted ... when the smoke alarm goes off. So that's how I work out if a bake is finished." quote by Sue Perkins

Jose Andres

"Food is national security. Food is craft. Food is everything, when you think about it." quote by Jose Andres

Jameela Jamil

"With a doughnut in each hand, anything is possible." quote by Jameela Jamil

Nora Ephron

"I use those medical gloves that fit very tightly and are disposable for all chopping. Peppers, onions, garlic, etc. Very Lady Macbeth, I think." quote by Nora Ephron

Mike Birbiglia

"I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding." quote by Mike Birbiglia

Harriet Van Horne

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

Elsa Schiaparelli

"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness." quote by Elsa Sciaparelli

E.B. White

"On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it." quote by E.B. White

Anna Thomas

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

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