Meals Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.”
Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Kenneth Grahame
“When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender, of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Jamie Oliver
“If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it's such a brilliant thing isn't it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know?

Jamie Oliver

Daphne du Maurier
“Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread. Angel cake, that melted in the mouth, and his rather stodgier companion, bursting with peel and raisins. There was enough food there to keep a starving family for a week.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Catherine Friend
“Would it really be so bad if you slowed your life down even a teensy bit? If you took charge of the ingredients of your food instead of letting corporations stuff you and your family, like baby birds, full of sugar, corn products, chemicals, and meat from really, really unhappy animals?”
Catherine Friend, Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old Macdonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat

Kenneth Grahame
“There he got out the luncheon-basket and packed a simple meal, in which, remembering the stranger's origin and preferences, he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a sausage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and cried, and a long-necked straw-covered flask wherein lay bottled sunshine shed and garnered on far Southern slopes.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Charles Dickens
“The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and taking two cups of tea to other people's one.”
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

Jane Lindskold
“Firekeeper still could not understand the human penchant for eating in company. Even less so, she could not understand the human desire to combine business and meals.
True, a wolf pack shared a kill, but not from any great desire to do so—rather because any who departed the scene would be unlikely to get a share...
She struggled...not to bolt her food and almost always remembered that growling when a person spoke to you was not a proper response.”
Jane Lindskold, Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart

Angela Hynes
“The hour [...] can be anywhere between three and six o'clock in the afternoon. The general rule is that the earlier tea is served, the lighter the refreshments. At three, tea is usually a snack -- dainty finger sandwiches, petits fours, fresh strawberrries; at six, it can be a meal -- or "high" tea -- with sausage rolls, salads, and trifle.”
Angela Hynes, The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea
tags: meals, tea

Ken Poirot
“The best meals are those prepared by loving hands.”
Ken Poirot

Donald Firesmith
“They prefer their meals alive and terrified, for fear is their favorite sauce.”
Donald G. Firesmith, Demons on the Dalton

Barbara Kingsolver
“As a dinner guest I gratefully eat just about anything that's set before me, because graciousness among friends is dearer to me than any other agenda.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Small Wonder

“Talking about unpleasant things during a meal is not good for digestion, not good for health.”
Betty Jamie Chung

“Happiness depends on sound sleep, orderly bowels and regular meals.”
Matthew Fort, Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

“Find a partner who is into sensual living, if you are into it as well. It makes life so much easier, deeply nourishing and a lot of fun. Sudi Piggott boldly said, "Meals dictate my life... I use food to choose my friends. I have recently split from my husband, and if I find a new partner he must be into food.”
Lebo Grand

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is childish to eat primarily or only to please your tongue.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Roisin Meaney
“Patrick thought about the meals around Geraldine and Stephen's kitchen table. The roast chickens fragrant with tarragon and lemon, the rich casseroles, Stephen's tangy, oozing blue-cheese burgers. The mismatched crockery, the casual, relaxed conversation. Something Hannah had baked- raspberry roulade, apple strudel, sour-cream coffee cake- usually rounding off the meal.”
Roisin Meaney, Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you don’t know your maker, chances are that you will never know yourself. If you don’t know yourself, you will bury your meals and complain of poverty!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For breakfast to be called ‘in bed’ instead of ‘on top of a bed,’ the house in which it is about to be eaten has to have at least two rooms (excluding the kitchen); (at least) three, if it has a bathroom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Uche Mac-Auley
“With the long list of supposedly health-endangering
meals on our menus, ‘starving’ seems like
a healthy option to have on our list of safe-to-eat meals.”
Uche Mac-Auley

Charles Warren Stoddard
“A grown person in Tahiti has an eating hour allotted to him twice a day, at 10 A.M. and 5 P.M.”
Charles Warren Stoddard, South-Sea Idyls

Thomm Quackenbush
“Love and poor parenting are acceptable topics for any formal meal I make.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Jennifer Ellision
“If they tell me one more time that I'm using the wrong fork for a part of a meal, I swear I'll show them exactly how multifunctional the utensil can be.”
Jennifer Ellision, Threats of Sky and Sea

Stephen Richards
“Cooking is great, but the meal that has been prepared for you with love is the best.”
Stephen Richards

Hannah Tunnicliffe
“I don't know how long I spent wandering about the supermarket creating meals in my mind. Hot roast chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches. Pizzas on crispy bases. Big, heaving bowls of spaghetti Bolognese. Crunchy, cheesy nachos with sour cream. I did a full circle and ended back in the fruit and veg section. Next to the peaches were boxes filled with tomatoes still clinging to their vines. The ripe tomato smell was almost sexual. It filled my nostrils as I lifted the box. There were some slightly rotten ones near the bottom of the box, but the rest were just perfect, thick with the perfume of their green vines, fat and red.”
Hannah Tunnicliffe, The Color of Tea

Jael McHenry
“Think of other foods, other meals. The most complicated menu planning I can think of, my truly desperate resort. The imaginary dinner party I've always wanted to throw, the seven-course "Continental Cuisine" menu, with a dish for each continent. One, the amuse-bouche, ceviche of scallops and shrimp, with the leche de tigre served alongside in a tall shot glass, to wake the appetite. Two, a Moroccan soup, lentils, rich with cardamom and cumin and pepper. Three, the fish course, miso-glazed cod. Four, a white, barely lemon-tinted sorbet, representing Antarctica, because who cooks penguin? Five, Australian lamb, from Paula Wolfert's seven-hour-lamb recipe, so tender it melts in the mouth like butter instead of meat. Six, a small triangle of classically American apple pie, the crust enriched with white cheddar from Vermont. Seven, three European cheeses: tangy Manchego with membrillo, creamy asked Morbier with red pepper honey, sweet Gorgonzola Dolce on-”
Jael McHenry, The Kitchen Daughter

Barbara Pym
“I sat down at the table without any very high hopes, for both Julian and Winifred, as is often the way with good, unworldly people, hardly noticed what they ate or drank, so that a meal with them was a doubtful pleasure.”
Barbara Pym, Excellent Women

“We are creating a world where no parent will ever again have to choose between skipping meals and sending their kids to school”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

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