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He aha te kai o te rangatira? He Korero, he korero, he korero. (What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.)
- Maori Proverb

Der Mensch ist, was er ißt. (You are what you eat.)
- German proverb

Sin maíz, no hay país. (Without corn, there is no country.)
- Mexican proverb

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
- La Rochefoucauld

Kohikohia he kai nö tö mahinga kai ka hoatu ai i tëtahi wähanga. (Gather together food from your garden and give some of it away.)
- Maori Proverb

For those seeking a taste of the real Mexico, go to Oaxaca City.
- Rick Bayless

La panza es primero. (The stomach comes first)
- Mexican saying

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
- English proverb

Grub first, then ethics
- Bertolt Brecht

Public gardens, too, are responding to the demand for knowledge. At Auckland's Botanic Gardens, for example, staff have planted the first of a six-stage redevelopment of its edible garden because visitors say they want to see more vegetables.
- Maggie Barry, Natural Born Gardners

Ni amor recomendzado ni chocolate recalentado.
Neither rekindle a love affair nor reheat chocolate.

Without a place to sell local products, farmers lose hope. And without local food traditions, people lose hope. If you don't dream, you don't exist. So let's dream together.
- Kamal Mouzawak, founder of the farmers' market in Beirut, Gathering to Celebrate Food Made the Old, Slow Way - New York Times

Food for the masses, that's the new mission.
- Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire, Everybody Ona Move

Never two of anything!
- Foodie's rule on ordering as a way of trying the maximum number of dishes.

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
- Proverb

Make it delicious
- Conversation

If you don't taste the country, you don't see the country.
- Conversation

Girl Scout: Is this made from real lemons?
Wednesday: Yes.
Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives. Are you sure they're real lemons?
Pugsley: Yes.
Girl Scout: I'll tell you what. I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?
Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?
- The Addams Family (1991)

sin maĦz, no hay paĦs



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