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"Look, taste is clearly the crudest of our senses: this is scientifically, objectively factual.  It is less nuanced.  Eyesight is extraordinary - hearing, touch.  I find people who devote their whole lives to taste a little strange."
-  Jonathan Safran Foer


"When you taste things in the right order, sometimes they taste so much different than if you taste them out of order. Not that there's a right order, like by rule, but just like in a thoughtful way that makes sense."
-  Mario Batali


"Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.  It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness."
-  Stephen Fry


"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."
-  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"The taste of something is often but a matter of taste.
Just the look of some food can tell you a lot about its taste.
Some tastes are never repeated and never forgotten." 
-  Mike Garofalo, Pulling Onions 


"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."
-  Pierre Corneille  


"Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas."
-  Susan Sontag  


"No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring."
-  Samuel Johnson


"The secret of food lies in memory - of thinking and then knowing what the taste of cinnamon or steak is."
-  Jerry Saltz


"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."
-  Robert Redford


"Taste is the only morality.  Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are."
-  John Ruskin


"The less you do to beautiful food, the better it's going to taste. You don't need to mess with it all the time.
-  Gail Simmons


"My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good."
-  Patrick Dempsey


"The object of our lives is to look at, listen to, touch, taste things.  Without them, - these sticks, stones, feathers, shells, - there is no Deity."
R. H. Blyth, Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, p. 144.


" 'Vacation' means titillating my taste buds."
-  Brett Ratner


"Know why certain foods, such as truffles, are expensive. It's not because they taste best."
-  Marilyn vos Savant


"Organismic awareness is what we - on the Ego Level - ordinarily, but clumsily, refer to as seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing.   But in its very purest form, this "sensual awareness" is non-symbolic, non-conceptual, momentary consciousness.  Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only -  you can't taste the past, smell the past, see the past, touch the past, or hear the past.  Neither can you taste, smell, see, touch or hear the future.   In other words, organismic consciousness is properly timeless, and being timeless, it is essentially spaceless.  Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future, it knows no inside or outside, no self or other.  Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the non-dual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity."
-  Ken Wilber, Spectrum of Consciousness, 1977, p. 115


"Exuberance is better than taste."
-  Gustave Flaubert


"When birds burp, it must taste like bugs."
-  Bill Watterson


"Lime juice makes things taste fresher.  I use it for drinks, salsas, relishes, soups, and sauces.  You want some give to your limes - firmness means the inside is dry - and they'll stay softer longer if you don't refrigerate them."
-  Bobby Flay


"First and foremost, you have to remember that restaurants are businesses and they have to stay in business.  And though everyone thinks they want grass fed beef, most people actually prefer the taste of corn fed - it is less dry, more marbled, and less gamey, not to mention much less expensive than grass fed."
-  Gail Simmons




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