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Quotations about Onions, Garlic,
Herbs, Condiments, & Ingredients

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Practice safe eating — always use condiments. ~Author Unknown

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. ~Old New York Proverb

There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish friars, and winking from their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by, and glanced demurely at the hung-up mistletoe. ~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1843

Studies find top 3 most stressful moments in people's lives: death, divorce, and properly pronouncing "Worcestershire sauce." ~Tony Hsieh

This is every cook's opinion -
no savory dish without an onion,
but lest your kissing should be spoiled
your onions must be fully boiled.
~Jonathan Swift

You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you're apt to be a hermit. ~Franklin P. Jones

      We tackled the cold beef for lunch, and then we found that we had forgotten to bring any mustard. I don't think I ever in my life, before or since, felt I wanted mustard as badly as I felt I wanted it then. I don't care for mustard as a rule, and it is very seldom that I take it at all, but I would have given worlds for it then.
      I don't know how many worlds there may be in the universe, but anyone who had brought me a spoonful of mustard at the precise moment could have had them all. I grow reckless like that when I want a thing and can't get it....
      It cast a gloom over the boat, there being no mustard. We ate our beef in silence. ~Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), 1889

Salt looks like sugar. ~Proverb  [Be careful who you trust. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

When I add a spoon of honey to my tea, I give thanks to a dozen bees for the work of their whole lives. When my finger sweeps the final drop of sweetness from the jar, I know we've enjoyed the nectar from over a million flowers. This is what honey is: the souls of flowers, a food to please the gods. Honeyeaters know that to have a joyful heart one must live life like the bees, sipping the sweet nectar from each moment as it blooms. And Life, like the world of honey, has its enchantments and stings.... ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, "The Honey Sutras"

Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it. ~French proverb

ONION  The all-round strength champion of the Vegetable Kingdom, garlic and cabbage being close rivals. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904

Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

Honey has more poetry about it than any other form of food, it seems to me. It is gathered sunlight, candied perfume of flowers, the scent of new-cut grass, the essence of spring breezes, the heart of summer days, so that one may eat all the summer and autumn in concentrated sweetness beside the winter fire, in a dreamful transubstantiation of delight. And how kind of the bee not to preserve his sting in the honey! ~Dorothy Scarborough, "Entomology on a Country Porch," From a Southern Porch, 1919

There is no such thing as a little garlic. ~A. Baer

Chive got you, babe. We're mint to be together. ~Internet meme

Confidence is key — you've got to bay leaf in yourself. ~Internet meme

Eat, drink, and be rosemary. ~Internet meme

Thyme is of the essence. ~Internet meme

I don't think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we're stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. ~Pat McNelis

What is stronger than a mother's love? The smell of spring onions on your girl's breath. ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902

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