These 17 Irresistibly Delicious Food Lover's Quotes About Food And Love Will Make You Hungry

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No matter how you slice and dice it, food and love are inextricably tied.

In fact, YourTango polled more than a thousand hungry readers for our Breakfast, Love and Dinner survey, and 75% agreed that preparing food for someone is a significant act of love.


If that doesn't get you hungry for some sweet, sweet romantic dinners, I don't know what will. Actually, food and love quotes might do the trick.

We all love food quotes because they're just so relatable. You've probably heard Virginia Woolf's popular quote "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well," but other notable food-loving people have also poetically described the bond between food and love.

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A food lover or foodie is someone who lives to eat rather than eats to live. They take extra pleasure in cooking, eating, and dining experiences and these witty quotes about food and love from famous foodies make excellent Instagram captions for your #foodstagrams.

We've gathered the best food and love quotes for food lovers to get your stomach rumbling.

You're welcome.

1. "Cooking is like love: It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." — Harriet van Horne

2. "Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." —Alan D. Wolfelt

3. "All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." — John Gunther

4. "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ― George Bernard Shaw

5. "If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him... The people who give you their food give you their heart." — Cesar Chavez

6. "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf

7. "I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” ― Nora Ephron

8. "Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." ― M.F.K. Fisher

9. "My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order." — Dolly Parton

10. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ― Charles M. Schulz

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11. "There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves." — Thomas Wolfe

12. "Cooking is love made visible." — Unknown

13. "I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair." ― Elizabeth Gilbert

14. "People who love to eat are always the best people." — Julia Child

15. "The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death." ― E.M. Forster

16. "Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it's too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something." — Lyle Lovett

17. "My love for you is pizza shaped. Won't you have a slice? It's circular, so there's enough to go around." — Dora J. Arod

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Kristine Soloman is the former Executive Editor of YourTango, the top website for relationships, love and wellness for women.