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Of herbs, and other country messes, Which the neat-handed Phillis dresses. (Quote by - John Milton)

Football and cookery are the two most important subjects in this country. (Quote by - Delia Smith)

Very well, cried I, "that's a good girl; I find you are perfectly qualified for making converts, and so go help your mother to make the gooseberry bye." (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume; but a good stomach excels them all. (Quote by - William Penn)

Oh, better no doubt is a dinner of herbs, When season'd with love, which no rancour disturbs And sweeten'd by all that is sweetest in life Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten in strife! But if, out of humour, and hungry, alone A man should sit down to dinner, each one Of the dishes which the cook chooses to spoil With a horrible mixture of garlic and oil, The chances are ten against one, I must own, He gets up as ill-tempered as when he sat down. (Quote by - Lord Lytton)

The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit, The clock hath strucken twelve upon the bell; My mistress made it one upon my cheek: She is so hot because the meat is cold; The meat is cold because you come not home; You come not home because you have no stomach; You have no stomach, having broke your fast; But we, that know what 'tis to fast and pray, Are penitent for your default to-day. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger's end. (Quote by - Walter Savage Landor)

WIT, n. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

I seem to you cruel and too much addicted to gluttony, when I beat my cook for sending up a bad dinner. If that appears to you too trifling a cause, say for what cause you would have a cook flogged. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

Hunger finds no fault with the cooking. (Quote by - Proverb)

A cook should double one sense have: for he Should taster for himself and master be. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

I never strove to rule the roast, She ne'er refus'd to pledge my toast. (Quote by - Matthew Prior)

Her that ruled the rost in the kitchen. (Quote by - Thomas Heywood)

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star. (Quote by - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

If your slave commits a fault, do not smash his teeth with your fists; give him some of the (hard) biscuit which famous Rhodes has sent you. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks. (Quote by - David Garrick)

Ever a glutton, at another's cost, But in whose kitchen dwells perpetual frost. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. (Quote by - Samuel Pepys)

To make a ragout, first catch your hare. (Quote by - Hannah Glasse)

Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect!. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

And nearer as they came, a genial savour Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus. Things which in hungry mortals' eyes find favour. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

A hungry stomach seldoms scorns plain food. (Quote by - Horace)

She would have made Hercules have turned spit, yea, and have cleft his club to make the fire too. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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