Gourmand Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gourmand" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Thomas   Harris
“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Bourdain
“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

Oh, I'll accomodate them, I'll rummage around for something to feed them, for a 'vegetarian plate', if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”
Anthony Bourdain

“Fine food is poison. It can be as bitter as antimony and bitter almonds and as repulsive as swallowing live toads. Like the poison the emperor took every day to stop himself being poisoned, fine food must be taken daily until the system becomes immune to its ravages and the taste buds beaten and abused to the point where they not only accept but savour every vile concoction under the sun.”
Lisa St. Aubin de Terán, The Palace the Palace

Guy de Maupassant
“De toutes les passions, la seule vraiment respectable me paraît être la gourmandise.”
Guy de Maupassant

Calvin Trillin
“In the rather informal survey I have taken over the years on intensity of interest in food by profession, lawyers rank only a few trades below concert pianists....”
Calvin Trillin, The Tummy Trilogy: American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; Third Helpings