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Happiness lies in our taste for things, not in the things tasted; in what brings pleasure to us, not in what others find pleasing. – La Rochefoucauld

The best chefs are sensualists who are given to wretched excess. – Joyce Goldstein

Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. – Alfred Hitchcock

The pleasures of the table belong to all times and to all ages, to every country and every day; they should go hand in hand with all other pleasures, outlast them, and remain to console us for their loss. – Brillat-Savarin

A meal without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye. – Brillat-Savarin

As far as cuisine is concerned, one must read everything, see everything, hear everything, try everything, in order to retain in the end, just a little bit. – Fernand Point

The life of a chef is no idle one, apart from the labor of actual preparation and serving of diverse dishes, his brain must ever be on the alert, and his inventive powers always acute. But there is actual and lasting satisfaction…in accomplishing the vest best that can be accomplished. – Escoffier

I know that I am fiercely ravenous, and my conscience is delighted with my cannibalistic appetite, for what I thus consume is the constant proof of my living reality. I salivate in a more lively way, knowing myself to be alive, when devouring something dead. The jaw, moreover, is a wonderful instrument for becoming aware of our own lust for life, and the quality of reality, which is in fact only a gigantic reservoir of rot, of which our dining tables are the cemeteries. The truth is between out teeth. All philosophy is provided in the art of eating. A man reveals himself when he is fork in hand. – Salvador Dali

This last one isn't about food per se, but I love it so.

That I could drink they veins as wine, and eat
Thy breasts like honey! That from face to fee
They body were abolished and consumed,
And in my flesh they very flesh entombed!


From the poem "Anactoria," by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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