She was so wild that when she made French toast her tongue got caught in the toaster. —Rodney Dangerfield
Eat nothing that will prevent you from eating. —Ibn Tibbon
Never eat more than you can lift. —Miss Piggy
A good meal ought to begin with hunger. —French proverb
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. —Pearl S. Buck
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom. —Storm Jameson
The glances over cocktails
That seem to be so sweet
Don't seem quite so amorous
Over Shredded Wheat —Frank Muir (Frank Muir Goes Into, 1978)
The cold truth is that family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters. The best way to guarantee smooth sailing at one of them is to assemble the relatives only when a will must be read. This at least presupposes good manners during the meal, if the lawyer is not scheduled to appear until after it. —M.F.K. Fisher (An Alphabet for Gourmets)
Grilling is like sunbathing. Everyone knows it's bad for you but nobody stops doing it. —Laurie Colwin, (Home Cooking, 1988)
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