Julia Child

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"

Julia Child

“If you're afraid of butter, use cream.”

Auguste Escoffier

“Good food is the basis of true happiness.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.”

W.C. Fields, circa 1930’s

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”

Orson Welles

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”

Orson Welles

"My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people."

Jonathan Swift

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster."

James Crumley

"Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They’re the judges, the meddlers. And, son, never trust a man who drinks but refuses to get drunk. They’re usually afraid of something deep down inside, either that they’re a coward or a fool or mean and violent. You can’t trust a man who’s afraid of himself. But sometimes, son, you can trust a man who occasionally kneels before a toilet. The chances are that he is learning something about humility and his natural human foolishness, about how to survive himself. It’s damned hard for a man to take himself too seriously when he’s heaving his guts into a dirty toilet bowl."