Taste, Food, Recipes- In quotes

Enjoying life, tasting it to the fullest 
We need friends and family to sit together
Make it a special occasion which remains
In our minds, always alive as memories
to cherish


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles M. Schulz


An ideal day is incomplete without chocolate! And obviously no celebration can be a celebration without a bit of chocolate added in.


I have been very lucky to have tasted different foods from different cultures. It is an awesome experience, and like this quote, I felt more connected to the people whose food I’ve shared.


All we need to enjoy good food is a good appetite and an open heart.


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Food is one of the necessities of life
Clean air and water we also need in addition
Love and good friends to make life beautiful
Songs and music to entertain and lighten our souls
Gold and money, land or property have little role
In making our lives fulfilling and satisfying
Why do then we crave riches and material wealth
And not the spiritual treasures of sincere friendships


Written for WQW # 10- 5 Senses- Taste, hosted by Marsha



59 thoughts on “Taste, Food, Recipes- In quotes

  1. Lovely poetry, and wise words, Sadje. I completely agree about understanding culture through the sharing of food. Is such an important experience. Oh, and of course, chocolate must be added! Ha! 😁🍫

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  2. Henry David Thoreau – “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

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  3. Food and friendship, what could be better other than food, friendship and chocolate! I always loved Charles Schultz and now I love him more. It is such a privilege to be able to try recipes from different cultures even though some take some cultivation due to the spices used – or in my case – not used. Growing up in my home, the main spice was salt and once in a while we used pepper, but I could hardly stand it if it had pepper. So limited I was by choice and breeding! I’m glad I’ve grown up. 🙂

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    1. Yes, different spices in different cuisines can be as bit daunting. Since I grew up with tasting many spices, I adapted quickly. Even the western cuisine was quickly adapted too. Thanks for this wonderful topic

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  4. I remember my mum telling me that they took my two year old brother to a fancy restaurant in England once, and the staff fed him sugar cubes from a silver bowl 🙄

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  5. Just getting around to commenting from last week. Loved your quotes…I love the one that said “you have to taste a culture to understand it.” So good. I heard of someone who traveled to another country and spent a lot of time eating at MacDonalds there. No thank you. If I visit another country I want to immerse myself in their food. If I go to someone’s house who isn’t american, I’d love to try the things they would cook for their families or from their country.

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