Food and Love

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
    (Charles M. Schulz)

Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.
    (Gael Greene)

Only two things that money can’t buy: that’s true love and home grown tomatoes.
    (Guy Clark, “Home Grown Tomatoes”)

So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it; and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied; and it is all one.
    (M.F.K. Fisher, “The Art of Eating”)

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
    (Thomas Wolfe)

Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
    (Harriet Van Horne, “Vogue” 10/1956)

See that’s what people don’t get about food. It’s never the food, it’s the love that goes into making it. That’s what’s important.
    (Sarah Strohmeyer, “Sweet Love”)

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)

A small garden, figs, a little cheese, and, along with this, three or four good friends – such was luxury to Epicurus.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
    (M.F.K. Fisher)

Great food is like great sex.  The more you have the more you want.
    (Gael Greene)

Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
    (Harriet Van Horne)

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
    (Thomas Wolfe)

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
    (Craig Claiborne)

I cook. My favorite thing to make is love.
    (Jarod Kintz)

Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh
ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naïve, or Van Gogh,
the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love.
    (Keith Floyd)

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
    (Fanny Fern)

It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it; and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied; and it is all one.
    (M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating)

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