Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs.
Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them.
The pleasures of the table belong to all times and ages, to every country and every day; they go hand in hand with all our other pleasures, outlast them, and remain to console us for their loss.
The fate of a nation depends on the way that they eat.
Dessert without cheese is like a beauty with only one eye
A meal without wine is like a day without sun
The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
To know how to eat well, one must first know how to wait.
The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.
Animals feed themselves; men eat; but only wise men know the art of eating
It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is above all helpful to people who must do a great deal of mental work.
The destiny of nations depends on how they nourish themselves.
Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.
Those who have been too long at their labor, who have drunk too long
at the cup of voluptuousness, who feel they have become temporarily
inhumane, who are tormented by their families, who find life sad and
love ephemeral......they should all eat chocolate and they will be
He who receives his friends and gives no personal attention to the meal which is being prepared for them, is not worthy of having friends.
The truffle is not a positive aphrodisiac, but it can upon occasion make women tenderer and men more apt to love.
Let the progress of the meal be slow, for dinner is the last business of the day; and let the guests conduct themselves like travelers due to reach their destination together.
The most indispensable qualification of a cook is punctuality. The same must be said of guests.
The universe is nothing without the things that live in it, and everything that lives, eats.
You first parents of the human race...who ruined yourself for an apple, what might you have done for a truffled turkey?
Smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney the nose.
In the state of society in which we now find ourselves, it is difficult to imagine a nation which lived solely on bread and vegetables.
Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas.
A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."
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