Entertaining Quotes

“Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon, or not at all.”- Harriet Van Horne, Vogue
“I love the mood Champagne creates, the feeling no other wine can come close to: celebration, life-affirming joy.”- Mireille Guiliano, Author
“Every party has a story.”Debbie Donato, Party Connoisseur
“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.”Linda Henley Smith, Author, Educator, & Opera Singer
“Never be afraid to get a dance PARTY started.”Julianne Hough, Actress & Dancer
“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.”Catherine Douzel
“First, a dinner PARTY should be fun-even silly at times.  It should never be all grown-up and….sophisticated.  Second, it should not be sedentary.”Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief – Bon Appetit
“Because no matter the dish, one thing is always true: the food – its taste, texture, and nutritional value – is always less interesting than the people preparing it.  Especially in a drive-thru at 3:00 a.m. .”Mark DeCarlo
“I love the word delicious. The way it rolls off my tongue delights me. And even more delectable than a delicious meal is a delicious experience, rich and layered like a fine coconut cake.”
Oprah Winfrey
“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.”
Julia Child
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis
“I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner PARTY than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.”
Barbara Walters
“The pleasure of most foods is in the first few bites, eat one thing on your plate at a time, at least at the start of the meal when you can concentrate and enjoy the full flavors.”
-Mireille Guiliano
“My definition of happiness is having something that you love to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.”


Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay cosmetics

“More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.”
Peter Drucker
“You don’t have to be fancy. Just use wonderful ingredients to get the best food.”
Michael Bublé, Singer
“I consider the discovery of a dish which sustains our appetite & prolongs our pleasures as a far more interesting event than the discovery of a star.”
Henrion de Pensey