20 Travel and Food Quotes

Here are a selection of my favourite quotes, relating to food, travel or both.

  1. Eat well. Travel often.
  2. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
    – James Michener
  3. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
    ― Lin Yutang243
  4. No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.
    ― Laurie Colwin
  5. Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.
    ― Anthony Bourdain
  6. What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?
    ― Lin Yutang
  7. On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
    – George Mikes
  8. A party without cake is just a meeting.
    – Julia Child
  9. I want to sample wine in every corner of the world, and maybe see some landscapes, too.
    – Mandy Barfield
  10. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
    – Virginia Woolf
  11. People who love to eat are always the best people.
    –  Julia Child
  12. Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.
    ― Anthony Bourdain254
  13. If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody.  Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
    ― Anthony Bourdain
  14. People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy.
    – Rene Redzepi
  15. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  16. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
    ― Hippocrates
  17. I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food
    ― Erma Bombeck
  18. Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
    ― Alice May Brock
  19. Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.
    It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.
    ― Judith Olney
  20. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
    ― Saint Augustine




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