A good meal ought to begin with hunger.

A gourmet is just a glutton with brains.

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.

Abstain from beans.

Although there is a great deal of controversy among scientists about the effects of ingested food on the brain, no one denies that you can change your cognition and mood by what you eat.

Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have.

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Avoid fresh meats, which angry up the blood. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very light in the vices such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful. Don't look back. Someone might be gaining on you.

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.

Choose rather to punish your appetites than be punished by them.

Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.

Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.

Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may diet.

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

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