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" Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is. "
" Most cultures traditionally link food and spirituality directly with periodic restrictions and celebrations punctuating the year. Abstinence from particular foods or full-on fasting is part of many religious traditions and holidays. "
" Every time you use the word 'healthy,' you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy. "
" To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many. "
" My grandmother had a courtyard of animals, like goats and chickens. She made ricotta cheese, cooked with potatoes warm from the garden, grew everything from beans to wheat. It was simple, seasonal food, and we all ate what was produced 10 miles from where we lived. It was that way for centuries. "
" There's no such thing as 'bad' food or 'good' food. "
" God created the universe in such a manner that all in common might derive their food from it, and that the Earth should also be a property common to all. "
" I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. "
" A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. "
" Civilization depends on our expanding ability to produce food efficiently, which has markedly accelerated thanks to science and technology. "
" Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction. "
Poppy Z. Brite
" Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food. "
" As a chef and father, it kills me that children are fed processed foods, fast food clones, foods loaded with preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup. "
" I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then. "
" 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. "
" Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. "
" I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers. "
" The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. "
" When you cut human beings down to size, we're really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they're about gratification. "
" I'll never, ever be full. I'll always be hungry. Obviously, I'm not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I've never forgotten it, 'Once you've ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you'll never, ever be full.' "
" For me, the good food starts with good product. "
" Without strenuous preplanning, road food is almost always bad food, sad food, chain food, clown food. "
" Food feeds our souls. It is the single great unifier across all cultures. The table offers a sanctuary and a place to come together for unity and understanding. "
" I've talked to some drummers who seem to have a very hard time staying in shape on the road, including some drummers touring with high-profile acts that don't have to live on fast food every night. "
" If I'm going to eat fast food, I'm going to McDonald's. I don't need to pretend. "
" I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you're going out for one, that isn't the time to scrimp on calories or quality. "
" I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. "
W. C. Fields
" If food is labeled, some people might choose to eat stuff that's genetically modified. They might decide they love it. But give us a choice. "
" Sorry, I don't eat any fast food. I believe in eating healthy organic foods for a better lifestyle. "
" It's important for me who is at the table with me; the moment when everyone speaks to each other and everyone listens. If there's good food, it's much better. "
" Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. "