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Italian Famous Food Quotes

Italian Famous Food Quotes

I am posting today some Italian famous food quotes.

There are some famous Italian phrases that have become unique to Italian life and you may find them mentioned in cookery books or in a typical restaurant menus.

Italians believe that food solves anything. In Italy, people use to talk and discuss about important problems or issues around a table for lunch or dinner.

Italian Popular Food Quotes

. A tavola non si invecchia (You don’t age while seated for a meal.)

. L’appetito vien mangiando (The appetite comes while you’re eating.)

. Anche l’occhio vuole la sua parte (The eyes want their part – in the sense that something has to be pleasing to the eyes – apart from having other qualities).

. Mangia che ti passa (Eat and it will be over, you’ll feel better).

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. Bevici su – I bar non porta i ricordi. Sono i ricordi che portano al bar. (Drink in – The bar doesn’t bring memories. The memories bring you to the bar).

. Paese che vai, usanza che trovi (different places you visit, different customs you’ll find)

. Anni e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai (age and glasses of wine should never be counted)

. L’uomo è ciò che mangia (a man is what he eats), Ludwig Feuerbach. Even if it comes from a German philosopher and anthropologist, it is one of the most popular food quotes used in Italy.

. Chi conserva quando ha, mangia quando vuole (Who preserves when have abundance, eats when desires to)

. Chi lavora mangia, Chi non lavora mangia, beve e dorme (Who works, eat. Who doesn’t work, eat, drink and sleep)
Other Phrases Regarding Food

. Non riesco a sopportare quelli che non prendono seriamente il cibo.
Oscar Wilde (I can’t stand people that do not take food seriously.)

. La scoperta di un piatto nuovo è più preziosa per il genere umano che la scoperta di una nuova stella.
Brillat- Savarin (The discovery of a new dish is more precious to human beings than the discovery of a new star.)

. Detesto l’uomo che manda giù il suo cibo non sapendo che cosa mangia. Dubito del suo gusto in cose più importanti.
Charles Lamb (I hate the man who eats without knowing what he’s eating. I doubt his taste in more important things.)

. Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene.
Virginia Wolf (One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well.)

. La cucina di un popolo è la sola esatta testimonianza della sua civiltà.
anonymous (The cuisine of a country is the only exact attestation of its civilization.)

. No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.
Horace, Roman poet.



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