Peppers quotes

Peppers quotes by topic: Food and pepper, People and pepper, Spices and pepper, Attitude to pepper, Gardening and pepper, Black pepper, Love and pepper, Money and pepper, Women and pepper, Pepper features, Vegetables and pepper, Cayenne pepper, Salt and pepper.

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Food and pepper

The large Bell Peppers are the mildest, and are used for making “stuffed Peppers”… The small, hot Peppers are used for seasoning and sauces. (C.E. Hunn, L.H. Bailey)

A dressing is not a compote A dressing is not a custard It consists of pepper and salt, Vinegar, oil and mustard. (Ogden Nash)

The motto of West African cooking is that if the food doesn’t set fire to the tablecloth the cook is being stingy with the pepper. (Ben Aaronovitch)

I like simple food, seasoned with just salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. Complicated food and complicated lives are never good. (Sirio Maccioni)

People like to blame Mexican food, but look at what’s happening globally, look at all the fast foods and products filled with trans fat. Before the Mexican Revolution, a hundred years ago, people were eating what now macrobiotics tells us to eat, corn, black beans, rice. That’s what people were eating – and chile peppers. That’s a healthy diet. (Sandra Cisneros)

My favorite dish is brown rice with lentils, roasted red and yellow peppers, and fennel, with a sweet potato and a salad on the side. (Christie Brinkley)

Chipotles to me are a one-of-a-kind pepper because they’re smoked jalapenos, so they’re fiery and they’re smoky. It’s good to use chipotles in salsas or soups or condiments – that works really well. To me, they always really pick up anything you put them in. (Bobby Flay)

People and pepper

He who has plenty of pepper will pepper his cabbage. (Publilius Syrus)

Embarrassment felt a lot like eating chili peppers. It burned in the back of your throat and there was nothing you could do to make it go away. You just had to take it, suffer from it, until it eased off. (Sarah Addison Allen)

One evening, at the table, I decided to sneak a pinch of pepper onto the slice of cream pie reserved for old Mélanie, who loved sweets. (Anatole France)

Returning from a voyage we are like galleons full of pepper and nutmeg and other precious spices, but once we return to port we never know what to do with our cargo. (Nicolas Bouvier)

It’s much easier for the vegan to remain at home and do their own Christmas dinner. That way, you can enjoy your food without someone making some hilarious comment about your stuffed pepper. (Romesh Ranganathan)

Spices and pepper

The Romans brought with them spices such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon, and herbs including borage, chervil, dill, fennel, lovage, sage and thyme, all of which have remained staples of the British kitchen. (Monty Don)

You can easily put together your own favorite spice blend, whether that’s a salt and pepper mixture or you’re adding herbs to it or Creole spice. Just watch out for the sodium content. That why I encourage you to make your own. (Emeril Lagasse)

The heavy, musky smell, laden with scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, evoked adventure, the Tropics, the troubled waters of immense rivers, the heat of impenetrable forests. (Michèle Barrière)

On a garden table are placed in bulk coriander, mustard seeds, cardamom, cumin, pepper, cinnamon and kaloupilé leaves… (Stéphane Davet)

Tigers love pepper…they hate cinnamon. (Zach Galifianakis)

Attitude to pepper

When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper. (Andy Rooney)

If you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, ‘Fresh pepper?,’ the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down? (Timothy Olyphant)

I love red bell peppers. Bell peppers in general, really. I like to eat them like apples. They’re so crunchy and delicious. (Alex Honnold)

Why do we have such a taste and not another? It’s all about culture. There is something, however, that I really don’t like: bell peppers. (Ferran Adria)

My least favorite ingredient to cook with is black pepper. (Anne Burrell)

Gardening and pepper

To grow a tomato or a pepper and prepare a meal from your labor and care is primordially satisfying. (Nell Newman)

Peppers are tender while young, although they will endure a heavy frost in the fall. Their culture is that recommended for eggplants. A small seedsman’s packet of seed will be sufficient for a large number of plants, say two hundred. (C.E. Hunn, L.H. Bailey)

Like the eggplant require much heat in starting and should be given the warmest position in the hotbed—about the central sash, towards the front—so that they may not be overtopped by other, taller growing plants, for the pepper grows but slowly for the first few weeks of its existence. (Ida D. Bennett)

“Kate, I wanted you to see my passion. In addition to my flowers, I grow everything here—ginger, lemongrass, hot peppers, black pepper, chilis and more. As they say, variety is the spice of life.” (Samantha Verant)

Quotes about gardening

Black pepper

Black pepper is necessary to absorb the key antioxidants in most spices and foods, including turmeric, so get a pepper grinder and fill it with Tellicherry peppercorns. (Steven Gundry)

Black pepper is one of the earliest spices known to mankind, being of extreme antiquity. Choice spices and rare gums were among the precious treasures of the kings of Egypt more than two thousand years before the Christian era. (W.M. Gibbs)

White kitchen pepper is the same seed as black pepper, from which the black surface has been removed by maceration for 6 weeks in water. (Louis E. Audot)

The peppercorns are dark on the outside and pale yellow on the inside, not crushed or ground. Sliced. My pepper-mill is a grater, creating tiny slices of spice. (Agnès Desarthe)

Love and pepper

In the kitchens of love, after all, vice is like the pepper in a good sauce; it brings out the flavor, it’s indispensable. (Louis-Ferdinand Celine)

Jealousy is like a hot pepper. Use it mildly, and you add spice to the relationship. Use too much of it and it can burn. (Ayala Malakh-Pines)

Sensuality is like pepper: you can only tolerate small amounts. (Louis-Sébastien Mercier)

Never let yourself be kissed by a man without a mustache; his kisses have no taste, none, none! It no longer has this charm, this softness and this… pepper, yes, this pepper of a real kiss. The mustache is the spice. (Guy de Maupassant)

Money and pepper

This old proverb: this is as expensive as pepper, a proverb too well founded on the fact that in fact a pound of pepper was worth at least two marks of silver before the voyages of the Portuguese. (Voltaire)

It was they who also imported pepper, a condiment that became so rare that it was used as currency. (Léon Berman)

In medieval times the habit arose of expressing a man’s wealth, no longer in terms of the amount of land in his estate, but of the amount of pepper in his pantry. One way of saying that a man was poor was to say that he lacked pepper. The wealthy lacked pepper. The wealthy kept large stores of pepper in their houses, and let it be known that it was there: it was a guarantee of solvency. (Waverley Root)

Women and pepper

My heart is small, like a love of buttons or black pepper. (S. Jane Sloat)

Women are, in society, what cracked pepper is in stews. If we want to laugh, sing, dance, drink, get married, we need women… (Jean-François Regnard)

She decided to remember what she had loved in life. She replayed the music she preferred, the delicate smell of carnations, the taste of gray pepper, the champagne, the fresh bread, the beautiful moments with loved ones, the air after the rain, her blue dress, the best books. (Amélie Nothomb)

Pepper features

Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue. (Plato)

Of all the varieties of spices used as a condiment, pepper is the only one which grows on a climbing vine, and there is no kind of spice better known or more esteemed or more extensively used than pepper. Its consumption is enormous. (W.M. Gibbs)

A hot pepper pod, a jubilant cry from the generous soil, You probably burned the earth, from which the little devil emerged. (Novella Matveeva)

Vegetables and pepper

This morning, early, we browse the market which is spread out along the quays… Admirable displays of fruit, eggplants, tomatoes, peaches and especially green, red, golden peppers, enormous, gleaming, so strange in appearance that I remain embarrassed at not finding anything more to say about them. (André Gide)

The near end of the street was rather dark and had mostly vegetable shops. Abundance of vegetables – piles of white and green fennel, like celery, and great sheaves of young, purplish, sea-dust-coloured artichokes… long strings of dried figs, mountains of big oranges, scarlet large peppers, a large slice of pumpkin, a great mass of colours and vegetable freshness…. (D.H. Lawrence)

Quotes about vegetables

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper, Guiana pepper, Spanish pepper, Mexican chilli, as it is often called, more commonly spoken of as red pepper, is a genus of herbs or shrubs of the nightshade family (Salanaceoe) the fruit of any species of capsicum. (W.M. Gibbs)

My go-to drink in the winter to fight colds and flus is about 3.4 ounces of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, lots of cayenne pepper and cinnamon, one lemon, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. (Kelly Gale)

Salt and pepper

The salt of existence is essentially in the pepper we put in it. (Alphonse Allais)

Cayenne: City famous for its pepper mines, which are to France what salt mines are to Russia. (Marc Escayrol)

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