One of the most notorious utterances in history, the Queen of France Marie Antoinette supposedly said: “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” (“Then let them eat cake” in French) when the plight of her starving subjects was brought to her notice. There was a scarcity of bread and the queen, demonstrating her obliviousness and lack of empathy, asked the penniless peasants to eat cake. In the turbulent times of the French Revolution, this was sacrilege and she was summarily executed in 1793.

The highly politicised incident however has no bearing on the enjoyment of cake. Good food can be enjoyed by good people at all times. There is a gourmet in everybody and every now and then a food aficionado coins a phrase. A tribute to the foodie in you, we happily present a delectable compilation of quotes on FOOD. Bon appetite!

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

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“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

“Cheese. Milk’s leap towards immortality.” –Clifton Fadiman

“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” –Sophia Loren

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” –JRR Tolkien

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

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” –Ludwig van Beethoven

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“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” –Paul Prudhomme

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” –Orson Welles

“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

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“Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” –Irish proverb

“Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.” –Giada De Laurentiis

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” –Mother Teresa


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