Food Quotes That will Get you Thinking … and Hungry!

Everyone loves food. Looking at it. Smelling it. Taking pictures of it. Making it. Eating it. And of course, talking about it! Here are our favourite quotes on the very subject, curated by the Lalaview review team.

1. “Sometimes me think, ‘What is Friend?’ and then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.’” –Cookie Monster

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

3.“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” – Oscar Wilde

4. “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring the soul to the recipe.” – Thomas Keller

5. “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfet

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

7. “Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” – Winona LaDuke

8. “Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish. That’s what happened to me when I first went to France. I fell in love. And if you fall in love, well, then everything is easy.” – Alice Waters

9. “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” – Oscar Wilde

10. “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

11. “The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” – Anthony Bourdaine

12. “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini

13. “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

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The Best Collection of Food Quotes and Sayings

The Lalaview review team loves to talk about food, just as much as we enjoy eating food. And obviously, we love to share food quotes, so enjoy these and bon appetit!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” Giada De Laurentiis

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” Ernestine Ulmer

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” Alan D Wolfelt

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Harriet van Horne

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

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” John Gunther

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Federico Fellini

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” W. C. Fields

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Luciano Pavarotti

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The best cookbooks for the advanced cook

If you are looking for some cooking inspiration this weekend, look no further than these books curated by the Lalaview review team.

“Sun and Rain” by Ana Roš

The just-published debut of former World’s Best Female Chef Ana Roš of restaurant Hiša Franko in Slovenia is more than just a cookbook. Reflecting on her life through essays, recollections and – of course – recipes, it’s a journey inside the mind of one of the most acclaimed chefs of the decade. Don’t miss your chance to be the first to read it.

“Mirazur” by Mauro Colagreco

Voted The World’s Best Restaurant 2019, Mirazur is the epoch-defining restaurant by Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco located on France’s southern coast. Its eponymous book is a collection of the chef’s reflections on his ‘frontier cuisine,’ along with 65 detailed recipes for Mirazur’s dishes, each accompanied by stunning photography.

“Mugaritz: A Natural Science of Cooking” by Andoni Luis Aduriz

Considered one of the world’s most forward-thinking chefs, in this book Andoni Luis Aduriz reveals and analyses the creative process that led Mugaritz in Spain to become one of the most influential restaurants world. With 70 recipes to inspire and challenge you, this volume won’t only teach you cooking techniques but also creativity and innovation.

“Fruit: The Art of Pastry” by Cédric Grolet

In Fruit, French sensation Cédric Grolet – who was voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2018 – explains the techniques through which he transforms ingredients into unique trompe l’oeil desserts that celebrate fruits and pure flavours. Get a peek behind the curtain and learn the secrets behind Grolet’s sculpted creations with the 130 recipes featured in the book.

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Great cookbooks to add to your collection

If you are looking for some cookbooks to add to your collection, take a look at these curated by the Lalaview review team.

The Joy of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition

By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. Scribner.

There are lots of offerings in the all-purpose category, and many of them are great. Standouts include How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, a slew of titles from the gang at America’s Test Kitchen, and Julia Child’s The Way to Cook. But for our go-to, we went with the OG encyclopedic volume. After all, The Joy of Cooking has to be doing something right to stay in print for almost 85 years now.

The edition here is essential. This 2006 publication is an updated version of the Rombauer family-approved 1975 edition—it preserves a lot of the lost voice in the 1997 edition. For more on the differences between editions, check out The New York Times on the subject in 2006, but for the canon, just know that the 2006 version is Epi-approved. Of course, if you prefer a family heirloom edition with your grandmother’s handwritten notes, who are we to argue?

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

By Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck. Knopf.

It is hard to overstate the impact Mastering the Art of French Cooking had on home cooking when it first came out in 1961. In addition to introducing the world too late national treasure Julia Child, it also opened American eyes to authentic French cuisine and sparked a national interest in gourmet cooking. Before this book came out, French food only happened in infancy (read: expensive) restaurants and, well, in France. After this book came out, everyone was suddenly rushing to put boeuf Bourguignon on the table at their next dinner party.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is infamously full of complicated recipes; the entire plot of the 2009 film Julie and Julia hinges on this fact. But if you’ve been too intimidated to try out Child’s masterwork, do know that not every recipe requires killing live lobsters or preparing complicated terrines. Since it’s spring, check out the section on simple asparagus preparations or make a Filet de Poisson Poché au Vin Blanc—a super-simple poached fish in white wine. Maybe even make them together.

And for what it’s worth, this is the only book on this list that did not spark a debate among our editorial staff. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was a shoo-in from the beginning.

Baking: From My Home to Yours

By Dorie Greenspan. Houghton Mifflin

Speaking of Julia Child, for our baking pick, we turned to her former collaborator Dorie Greenspan. It is nearly impossible not to be drawn to Dorie—her writing is so charming, her fans refer to her on a first-name basis. But do not be fooled by the friendly headnotes: these recipes are serious business. More than any other baking author we can think of, Dorie Greenspan’s recipes work. You can lean on them hard when you need a cake or a batch of cookies to turn out well.

We picked Baking out of all of Greenspan’s books mainly because it’s comprehensive. If we were only going to put one baking book in the canon, it couldn’t just cover desserts. Baking tops out at a whopping 300 recipes, starting at the breakfast table. And while we love her collaborations with chefs like Julia Child, Pierre Herme, and Daniel Boulud, she’s at her best when writing for herself. Yes, picking this book leaves a bit of a blind spot on our list when it comes to bread baking—Greenspan does cover brioche, quick bread, and biscuits—but in every other capacity, this is the ideal baking book.

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Learn How to Prepare Healthy Meals with These eBooks

Cook eBooks offer a great way to learn new foods and new techniques. They give you the knowledge that will help you enjoy cooking a nice and healthy meal for your family. Here are some of the best eBooks that will equip you with the knowledge you need to prepare delicious and nutritious meals.

The Clarity Cleanse – Gwyneth Paltrow, Habib Sadeghi

Having a clean and open mind is the best way to start a new habit. This eBook teaches readers how they can cleanse their mind and body. This is helpful, especially for cancer patients who are recovering. The author gives his life example of how he struggled with the disease and is now healthy. After his recovery, Habib encourages you to have positive energy and believe in change.

Healthy Eating – Charlie Mason

This guide helps you make healthier choices as it explains in detail how to eat healthy in a friendly tone. Charlie highlights the benefits of maintaining long eating habits. The benefits impact both your bodies and general health.

Food – Dr. Mark Hyman MD

Dr. Mark Hyman is one of New York’s bestselling authors. In this cook eBook, he cuts across old myths regarding food. He encourages listeners to make health-positive food choices. You will most importantly learn significant concepts about healthy fats and the best combination for a healthy diet.

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Eggs Are Where It’s At!

Scrambled, sunny side up, over-easy, poached, in an omelette or quiche, there’s no doubt that eggs are a versatile food that can be used a number of different ways in any meal. But that’s not why you should eat them. Eggs, you see, are really quite good for you despite earlier fears of increased cholesterol. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating eggs:

They’re packed with protein. Eggs are an excellent source of complete protein, that’s protein which, unlike plant-based proteins, contain all nine amino acids that the body can’t synthesize naturally. As such, eggs are a huge help in promoting recovery and development.

Eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals. A single egg contains vitamins A, B5, B2, B6, B12, D, E, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, selenium, and folate. Need we say more?

They’re good for your cholesterol levels and overall health. Eggs raise HDL (good) cholesterol and help make LDL (bad) cholesterol less harmful. They also help manage weight by keeping you fell, contribute to better eye health and mental acuity, and may help reduce the risk of stroke.

They’re portable. As if you didn’t have enough reasons to love eggs and their versatility, eggs can be hard-boiled and brought along as perfect daytime snacks, saving you a trip to the vending machine for junk food.

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The Herbs You’ll Want to Grow at Home This Winter

Winter is coming. Ready or not, the colder temperatures will soon be among us, and that means it’s time to cover up those shrubs and outdoor plants until the spring. For those of us with home gardens, the outdoor growing season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t grow a few things indoors! Herbs are great plants to grow indoors during the winter, and they’ll not only help scratch that gardening itch but they’ll provide an extra kick to your winter meals. The team here at Lalaview thought we’d suggest three herbs that are an absolute breeze to grow indoors in the winter.

Mint. It’s very hard to kill mint, making it one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. Mint can survive both over and underwatering, so it’s a great starter herb or perfect addition to your expanding collection. Mint is extremely invasive, however, as it is a weed and will quickly spread to other plants, robbing them of their much needed nutrients. With that in mind, mint is best planted in its own pot and kept away from other plants. Spearmint and peppermint are popular choices, and they make for great teas, jams, or garnishes for your favorite dishes.

Oregano. What spaghetti sauce recipe is complete without a healthy helping of oregano? This well-loved classic is quite simple to grow indoors, all it really takes is adequate sunlight. Oregano is also very easy to dry, so you can enjoy it in a variety of different dishes no matter what the recipe calls for!

Basil. A wonderful addition to a variety of salads, sauces, soups, and other dishes, basil is one of the most popular indoor plants around. It may need a little more water than most, but it’s still easy to grow and well worth the effort.
 

 

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Must Haves to Make Your Mornings Easier

If you’re anything like us, odds are mornings can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. This is especially true if you try to do anything before having your morning coffee, which even includes trying to make the morning coffee. But worry not! There are some kitchen essentials out there you can pick up that will make you mornings a whole lot easier. Here are just a few:

Cold brew coffee concentrate. Making coffee in the morning can sometimes be a chore, and can also be loud enough to wake up the whole house! Many have found a workaround in cold brew coffee made the night before, but sometimes you’re just too tired or you forget. Cold brew concentrate to the rescue! A few tablespoons of concentrate, a bit of water, and your coffee is ready in a flash!

Seltzer water. Bare with us here. Starting your day with a glass of water can do wonders for your digestive system and energy levels, but plain tap water can be a bit, well, boring. Seltzer water, or any sparkling water, really, can shake things up a bit and help ensure some proper hydration to get your day going.

Fig bars, oatmeal bars, or trail mix bars. The choice is yours, just so long as they’re made with wholesome ingredients and not too much sugar. While we’d all love the time to cook up a healthy and nutritious breakfast, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. These bars are lifesavers on such days, and you should always have a few on hand!

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Changes That Will Make You Want to Spend More Time in the Kitchen

Cooking is not just a way to ensure our survival. Yes, we need to eat to fuel our bodies, but cooking is so much more. It’s social, it’s cultural, for some it’s even spiritual! We should all spend more time cooking, but odds are you won’t do much cooking if you don’t like spending time in your kitchen. So with that in mind, here are two changes you can make that will make you want to spend more time in the kitchen.

Move your sink. “The worst thing in life is to be washing a dish and looking at a wall,” says Nicole White, an interior designer based in Florida. “Move your sink if you can, and you’ll never regret that change ever in life.” If you’re lucky enough to have a window in your kitchen, moving your sink so that it sits underneath will offer you something to look at as you’re washing the dishes or prepping food.

Add more natural light. Light from any source is important, and under-cabinet lighting will go a long way if you don’t already have it, but it’s no substitute for natural light. “A great upgrade is adding more natural light,” says Janet Lee of Living in a Nutshell. “Most kitchens don’t have enough—especially small, cramped kitchens.”

Think about these changes for your next reno project and you may just find yourself wanted to spend way more time in what will soon become your favorite room!

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What Alex Guarnaschelli Stocks Up On During the Pandemic

Iron Chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli has become quite the authority on all things food, with many turning to her for advice on everything from slicing onions to what to stock in the fridge and pantry. The latter seems to be particularly important these days, as the first wave of the pandemic left many grocery store shelves barren, and people worried about what they’ll be eating if things get worse. Guarnaschelli recently spoke to Women’s Health about exactly what she keeps in the fridge and pantry, and how the pandemic has changed things for her. From the interview:

“I think chefs are all about ingredients and excitement and what’s available now,” Guarnaschelli says. “But that’s taken a turn because of the pandemic. I’m living with my mother, daughter, and fiancé all at once. I have to think of lasting nutrition for ages ranging from 79 to 13. That’s kind of interesting. The most unusual restaurant I’ve ever accidentally cooked in is my own home.”

Guarnaschelli keeps her fridge fully stocked with plenty of produce and an overabundance of condiments, but she pays even more attention to what’s in the pantry:

“The global pandemic has made me look at my refrigerator and also my pantry,” she says. “The pantry is almost more important than the refrigerator right now. It’s made me think, ‘Okay, what if I’m stuck in my house for three weeks? Am I going to have enough food to sustain my family’”

Guarnaschelli’s pantry is packed to the brim with things like canned sardines, chickpeas, dried beans, lentils, and bulgar. Partly because they all taste great, partly because they can be stored for a very long time.

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