Food Proverbs

Our collection of food proverbs and wise old saying about food, eating and cooking from a variety of sources. We have used these food proverbs in our blog posts but list them here in a more organised manner.

Food Proverb - A Good Meal Must Begin With Hunger

One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of food with others.
– African Proverb

What satisfies hunger is good food.
– Chinese Proverb


A Good Meal Must Begin With Hunger.
– French Proverb

A fish should swim thrice: in water, in sauce, and in wine.
– German Proverb

Through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
– Greek Proverb

A Small Kitchen Makes a Big Home.
– Italian Proverb

Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not.
– Japanese Proverb

Unity in the family can turn cockles shell to gold.
– Teochew Proverb

A cheerful heart is good medicine; but not on an empty stomach.
– Thai Proverb

When eating a fruit, remember the person who planted the fruit tree.
– Vietnamese Proverb

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