Sink Your Teeth Into These 15 Deliciously Funny Food Quotes

Here Are Some Delicious Food Quotes

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George Bernard Shaw said, "There is no sincerer love than the love of food." I couldn't agree more. I love food. My Instagram and Pinterest pages are littered with food recipes and food talk. I even considered becoming a food blogger, so that I could eat all the way to the bank.

 I suspect that you are equally passionate about food, which is why you are here on this page, reading about food right now.


What Is it With Us Humans and Our Fetish for Food?

As a species, humans are quite differently wired than other creatures. Humans have a food fetish. Unlike other creatures who eat only to survive, humans mostly live to eat. We love to experiment, create and assimilate various types of food. Not just are we willing to eat anything, we are also keen to create new forms of food that satisfy our need for aesthetics and variety. 

Food Is More Than Just Food.

Food comforts us. On a particularly snowy day, a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows make our heart buzz with desire. Food seduces us. There is no greater aphrodisiac than food itself. Food soothes us. A bowl of hot chicken soup can fight a common cold, and bring succour to those under the weather. Food challenges our mindset. If you think that dog meat is taboo, you would be surprised to find that dog meat is commonly consumed in many parts of Korea, China, Vietnam, and Philippines.

Food inspires us. When you see that a simple meal of curry and rice can feed a poor family in Ethiopia, you realise the value of food that is on your dinner plate.

All Social and Cultural Ceremonies Involve Food.

It could be a marriage, a baby shower, a birthday party, a New Year's Eve celebration, or even a funeral.

Food is integral to every social gathering. No meeting is considered complete without a meal. Even Jesus Christ had his Last Supper with his favourite disciples before he was crucified. Eating a meal together helps to build bonds. It is said that the family that eats together, stays together. Thanksgiving, one of the biggest holidays in America involves a large feast to cherish family and friends. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims break their fast every evening with iftar, a meal that is shared among family and friends after sunset. Jews celebrate Passover with Seder, an elaborate meal that is symbolic of Jewish tradition and history. 

Since food is such an important element of our life, why do we have a love-hate relationship with food?

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Food

I have seen shoppers in supermarkets hide their grocery from other shoppers or look guilty when they are found buying tubs of ice cream or bags of crisps. Supermarkets are lined with arrays of enticing junk food that makes shoppers break their resolve and give in to temptation. But why should you be ashamed about eating regular food?

The shift in attitude towards food happens typically during teenage, when you are particularly conscious about your appearance and body.

With the growing popularity of skinny models, teens feel pressurised to lose weight even at the cost of health. Many of the cosmetic products sold highlight on the importance of "looking good" rather than "staying fit." Body shaming happens at a subliminal level at every private and public platforms. There is a growing trend among the younger generation to lose weight through unhealthy, and dangerous dieting methods. Carbs and fats have been labeled as "enemies" while proteins get an added focus. The balanced diet has gone out of the window. The new age mantra is crash diet.

How to Enjoy Food Without Feeling Guilty

There are numerous books and articles available that tell you about the importance of healthy eating. And for healthy eating, one needs to eat all kinds of food with moderate portions.

The closer you stick to natural foods, the better off you are. 

G. K. Chesterton wrote, "The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." I would take that a step further and state that most classic literature is mysteriously silent about the topic of food. Taken in the right perspective, food feeds the soul as much as it feeds the body.

To enjoy food, you need to develop a healthy attitude towards eating. Learn how to enjoy your food by reading these 15 funny food quotes. Share 15 funny quotes with your foodie friends, and enjoy a great conversation along with great food.

Mark Twain
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Marilyn Wann
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.

Ambrose Bierce
Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

Orson Welles
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.

Jim Davis
Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. 

Robert Frost
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.

Martha Harrison
I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.

George Bernard Shaw
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.

Ernestine Ulmer
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

John Kenneth Galbraith
More die in the United State    s of too much food than of too little.

Woody Allen
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.

Barbara Johnson
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

Jay Leno
McDonalds announced it's considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. You know they fatten them up and then kill them. You know the same thing they do to their customers, isn't it?