Quotes About Food and Cooking

Food & Cooking Quotes to Whet Your Appetite

Those who love to whip up delicious meals, snacks, and desserts can appreciate this wonderful collection of food quotes and cooking quotes that help celebrate the love of great food.

Do you love food? If so, quotes about cooking, serving, and eating food are bound to provide inspiration for your passion! People have many different passions around the dinner table. Some people may enjoy cooking as a way to satisfy their love for creating delicious dishes or learning more about what they are eating and how it was made, while others might get excited by tasting fine wine with friends that shares great memories from past meals enjoyed at each other’s homes before dessert arrives – anything which can bring people together!

From famous chefs to authors to musicians and everyone in between, the love of food and cooking is universal around the world. This collection of food quotes helps illustrate our close connection with the food we prepare and the meals we enjoy.

This collection contains some of the best, funniest, most heartwarming, and most inspirational quotes about being at food, cooking, and sharing meals with family and friends. And, of course, we’ll be sharing them on our Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram accounts – so feel free to check them all out there as well!

These cooking sayings cover pretty much everything you could whip up in your kitchen, including delicious cookies, beautiful cakes, and even a backyard BBQ. We’ve left no stone-oven unturned in our search to create the ultimate collection of cooking and food memes!

Plus, because it’s so much fun to do it, we’ve turned all of these inspirational, fun, and quirky food and cooking quotes into memes. Because who doesn’t love a good meme? Especially a good food-related meme! And if you truly love memes, make sure you also check out our collection of Quotes About Home.

We hope you enjoy this collection! Make sure you let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. Linda Henley quote.

If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
Linda Henley
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.
Joss Whedon

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. | Funny Food Quotes

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
Barbara Johnson
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Oscar Wilde
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

Recipe Soul Cooking Quote

A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.
Thomas Keller
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
Ruth Reichl
We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
David Mamet

Quote About Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.

Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.
You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.
Kurt Vonnegut
Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.
Jo Brand

Cooking is Like Love Quote | Inspirational Food Quotes

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet van Horne
The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.
Tom Robbins
I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.
Mitch Albom

W.C. Fields Quote About Cooking With Wine

I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.
W.C. Fields
All sorrows are less with bread.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.
Robert Farrar Capon

Orson Welles Funny Food Quote

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M.F.K. Fisher
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.
Erma Bombeck

Pizza Quote Make Everyone Happy

You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not pizza.
Every now and then, I’ll run into someone who claims not to like chocolate, and while we live in a country where everyone has the right to eat what they want, I want to say for the record that I don’t trust these people, that I think something is wrong with them, and that they’re probably – and this must be said – total duds in bed.
Steve Almond
Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.
Judith Olney

Real cooking is more about following your heart than following recipes. | Food Quotes

Real cooking is more about following your heart than following recipes.
The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.
Michael Pollan
After a full belly, all is poetry.
Frank McCourt

Quote About Snacking

I snack so my kitchen doesn’t get lonely between meals.
Food is a gift and should be treated reverentially–romanced and ritualized and seasoned with memory.
Chris Bohjalian
No man is lonely while eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention.
Christopher Morley

eat intelligently quote

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.
Dione Lucas
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?
Lin Yutang

Cooking and shopping for food brings rhythm and meaning to our lives. | Alice Waters Quote

Cooking and shopping for food brings rhythm and meaning to our lives.
Alice Waters
I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.
Erma Bombeck
All worries are less with wine.
Amit Kalantri

Cooking as an Act of Love Quote from Craig Claiborne

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
Craig Claiborne
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.
M.F.K. Fisher
The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.
James Beard

Sandwich Quote Fred DeLuca

By and large, we’re a bread-eating culture. People like sandwiches. We don’t really over-think that one.
Fred DeLuca
A good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God.
Sherman Alexie
When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach.
Agatha Christie

Ways to My Heart Tacos Quote

Ways to My Heart: Buy Me Tacos, Make Me Tacos, Be Tacos.
The trouble with eating Italian is that 5 or 6 days later, you’re hungry again.
George Miller
If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health.
Shauna Niequist

Taste Every Fruit Stephen Fry Quote

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Stephen Fry
I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live.
Frank Bruni
There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.
James Beard

Never let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon. Jo Swerling Quote.

Never let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon.
Jo Swerling
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
A good meal soothes the soul as it regenerates the body.
Frederick W. Hackwood

George R.R. Martin Cheese Quote

Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.
George R.R. Martin
One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Luciano Pavarotti
I hate the notion of a secret recipe. Recipes are by nature derivative and meant to be shared – that is how they improve, are changed, how new ideas are formed. To stop a recipe in it’s tracks, to label it “secret” just seems mean.
Molly Wizenberg

Anthony Bourdain BBQ Quote

Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.
Anthony Bourdain
Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.
Ken Follett
Is food a substitute for love? No, love is a substitute for food. And a pretty poor substitute at that.
Rohan Candappa

Chocolate is happiness that you can eat quote

Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.
Ursula Kohaupt
The act of feeding someone is the ultimate act of care and affection…sharing yourself with someone else through food.
Sylvain Reynard
Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.
Auguste Escoffier

Quote About Cooking Eggs | The Science of Food Quote

I approach cooking from a science angle because I need to understand how things work. If I understand the egg, I can scramble it better. It’s as simple as that.
Alton Brown
I don’t care what you Yanks say, cheese should not whiz.
Janette Rallison
In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance. So no ingredient is ever off-limits. Rather, all of the recipes here follow my Usually-Sometimes-Rarely philosophy. Notice there is no Never.
Ellie Krieger

Ice Cream Quote

Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.
Peanut butter is the pate of childhood.
Florence Fabricant
Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.
Giada De Laurentiis

Wine Beer Water David Auerbach Quote

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.
David Auerbach
To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
Heston Blumenthal
I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.
José Andrés Puerta

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. Ernestine Ulmer quote.

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer
Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?
Anthony Bourdain
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
James Beard

Dolly Parton Quote - My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
Dolly Parton
Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.
Marilyn Wann

Gordon Ramsay Cooking is About Passion Quote

Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.
Gordon Ramsay
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.
Gael Greene
The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.
Jerry Saltz

Funny Chocolate Quote

Life is like a box of chocolates. The more you enjoy it, the fatter you get.
Art & Home
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.
Maya Angelou
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Fran Lebowitz

Julia Child Cooking Quote

Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.
Julia Child
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Dough Larson
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.
Judith Viorst

Cooking is About People | Guy Fieri Food Quote

Cooking is all about people. 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 eat together.
Guy Fieri
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is Homemade Quote

Happiness is Homemade
So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all questions for the time being.
Franz Kafka
The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.
John Walters

Quote About Baking Cookies | Food is Love Quote

I want them to bite into a cookie, think of me, and smile. Food is love. Food has a power. I knew it in my mind, but now I know it in my heart.
Jael McHenry
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
Yogi Berra
Don’t eat till you’re full, eat till you’re tired.
Andrew Zimmern

Dean Koontz Quote About Cake and Hope.

Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.
Dean Koontz
The best way to know a city is to eat it.
Scott Westerfield
Eating good food is my favorite thing in the world. Nothing is more blissful.
Justine Larbalestier

Julia Child No One is Born a Great Cook Quote

No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
Julia Child
When we eat together, when we set out to do so deliberately, life is better, no matter what your circumstances.
Thomas Keller
Some people have nothing good in their life except the food they can eat. And I think for a brief moment that’s all you need to be happy.
Sarvesh Jain

New Food Dish Quote

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Breaking bread mindfully is everyday alchemy.
Heidi Barr
If they have a deep understanding of love, the French have an even deeper understanding of food and when it is to be eaten. That is, precisely when it’s ready.
Julie Berry

Funny Eat Your Vegetables Quote

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis
Food is more than just taste, it can create deep therapeutic changes that heal, energize and nourish the body and the skin.
Gregory Landsman
Sweets, always there, ever faithful, never disappoint.
A.D. Aliwat

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

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
Paul Prudhomme
Eating may be the most immersive, visceral travel experience. It requires an engagement of every sense… Humans around the world are bound by the necessity and pleasure of eating, and there is no faster way to glimpse the heart of a place than by experiencing its food.
Dylan Thuras
How we allow ourselves to be fed is a metaphor—if ever there was one—for the vibrational quality of what we’re willing to ‘take in’ that goes well beyond the act of filling our bellies. It’s an energetic statement of intent.
Lizzie Shanks

Judith B. Jones Cooking Quote

Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.
Judith B. Jones
Good food and good love are cultivated the same way – plant a seed in fertile soil, water it, care for it daily, protect it from negative elements and watch it rise up to nourish your body and soul.
Janet Autherine
Honor yourself enough to take time to prepare something nourishing with love. Sit down without distractions, give thanks to your food, and enjoy it.
Melissa Ambrosini

Quote About Cooking with Love Provides Food for the Soul

Cooking with love provides food for the soul.
Valerie McKeehan
Do you ever think about being with someone but realize it’s impossible and then get really sad so you bake a pie instead.
Ngozi Ukazu
Garlic is to my food what bass guitar is to music.
Fuad Alakbarov

Buddy Valastro Cake Quote

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.
Buddy Valastro
No one became a great cook just by reading the recipes.
Amit Kalantri
If losing weight was easy, we would all be skinny.
Steven Magee

No One Cooks Alone Laurie Colwin  Quote

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, & the wisdom of cookbook writers.
Laurie Colwin
Every meal should be a small celebration.
Marion Cunningham
You looked into my eyes and said, “I’m going to order you more fries.” That’s when I knew I could fall in love with you.
Lidia Longorio

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

We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.
Anna Thomas
We realize that food is not just food in its physical expression. It becomes the essence of what it was and what it will become, carrying with it—into our cells, into our sense of selves—the energy that it has been imbued with throughout its journey.
Carrie Ciula
Don’t be afraid of cooking, as your ingredients will know and misbehave. Enjoy your cooking and the food will behave; moreover it will pass your pleasure on to those who eat it.
Fergus Henderson

Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else. Ayumi Komura quote.

Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else.
Ayumi Komura
The stove is the shrine where I convene with my ancestors.
Adam Ragusea

Fear not… we’re not finished yet. There are even more great food & cooking quotes still to come!

Gordon Ramsay Chefs Are Nutters Quote

Chefs are nutters. They’re all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls, and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
Gordon Ramsay

So far, we’ve seen a lot of fun, funny, and inspirational quotes about food, cooking, and sharing your passions with family and friends. But there’s not need to worry, my dear readers, there’s still a lot more where that came from!

We will continue with our collection of some of the best quotes about food and cooking right now!

Wolfgang Puck Cooking Quote

For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.
Wolfgang Puck

Life is Like Watermelon Quote

Life is like eating a watermelon, you know you’re going to get some seeds; just spit them out and take another bite.
Jeff Steinmann

Summer is that time of the year when a man thinks he can cook better outdoors on a grill

Summer is that time of the year when a man thinks he can cook better outdoors on a grill than any woman can cook indoors using an entire kitchen!

Tomato is a Fruit Quote

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
Brian O’Driscoll

Billie Burke Cheese Age Quote

Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.
Billie Burke

Follow Your Dreams Taco Quote

Yesterday, I really wanted tacos. Today, I’m eating tacos. Follow your dreams.

Potatoes Love Nora Ephron Quote

I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.
Nora Ephron

Feeding people is a way of loving them. Shauna Niequist food quote.

Feeding people is a way of loving them.
Shauna Niequist

Julia Child Cooking Bigger Pot Quote

Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.
Julia Child

Food Doesn't Have to Be Complicated Gwyneth Paltrow Quote

Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be.
Gwyneth Paltrow

Quote About Sandwiches

I am a sandwich man. Somewhere early in life, my epigenetic switches got flicked to ‘likes sandwiches,’ and that’s where they still are.
Tad Williams

Food for the Mind and Soul Quote

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiaparelli

Life is Like a Layer Cake Quote

I’ve always told my children that life is like a layer cake. You get to put one layer on top of the other, and whether you frost it or not is up to you.
Ann Richards

Cooking Love Quote

I cook. My favorite thing to make is love.
Jarod Kintz

Cooking with Kids Guy Fieri Quote

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.
Guy Fieri

The Value of Food J.R.R. Tolkien Quote

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Cesar Chavez Food Makes Friends Quote

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

Homegrown Tomato Quote

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

Eat the Foods You Like Mark Twain Quote

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

Bill Murray Pizza Quote

Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you.
Bill Murray

Food is Symbolic of Love Quote

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

Sharing Food Maya Angelou Quote

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

Laughter is brightest where food is best. Irish Proverb

Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish Proverb

Virginia Woolf Food Quote

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

George Bernard Shaw The Love of Food Quote

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

Quote About Breakfast

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
John Gunther

Mark Twain Quote About Watermelons

When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.
Mark Twain

Funny Donuts After Exercise Quote

After exercising I always eat donuts. Just kidding! I don’t exercise.

Cooking is Like Painting Quote

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.
Wolfgang Puck

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini quote.

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

I want someone to look at me the same way I look at cupcakes.

I want someone to look at me the same way I look at cupcakes.

There is not a good or a bad cuisine, just the one you like the best.

There is not a good or a bad cuisine, just the one you like the best.
Ferran Adria

First we eat, then we do everything else. M.F.K. Fisher quote

First we eat, then we do everything else.
M.F.K. Fisher

Food Quotes Oyster

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Jonathan Swift

Quote About Respecting Food

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 Claiborne

Coco Chanel Champagne Quote

I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.
Coco Chanel

Chef Quote

If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others. It’s the same with music.

Funny Donuts Quote

The only circle of trust you can truly count on is a donut.

Julia Child Quote About People Who Love to Eat

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

And there you have it. Our wonderful, fun, heartwarming, and inspirational collection of food quotes for those who love to cook.

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