It’s Always About Eating

May 20

People who shop in health food stores never look healthy. ~ Amy Sedaris

We have reached that age in life, mid-70’s, where every activity revolves around eating. Of recent vintage, the Boys of ’65 (the three usual suspects, joined by our fourth member who resides in Austin, Texas), with spouses, lunched at the Lure (the Alexandria Golf Club (AGC) was booked); the Super and I had a wine pick up party at Carlos Creek Winery; the monthly road trip for the boys featuring the Office Bar in Villard; and our usual Wednesday night fine dining group at the Lure (again, the AGC was booked) . . .

I thought I’d become an actress, but then I realized I eat too much. ~ Chelsea Handler

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. ~ George Bernard Shaw

May 13

Food never ends. It’s one of the greatest things about working on food – we’re always going to need food. ~ Kimbal Musk

[Pam, Ruthie, and Linda are seated with a view of the lake. We guys, accordingly, had a view of them . . . ]

Food is the new Internet. ~ Kimbal Musk

[I have no recollection of what we were shown, but it must have been humerous . . . ]

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. ~ Mark Twain

[Tom, from Austin; and Bradley . . . ]

[Linda and Mayo . . . ]

I, personally, think there is a really danger of taking food too seriously. Food should be part of the bigger picture. ~ Anthony Bourdain

I love comfort food – it’s the basis of everything. ~ Katie Lee

[Proof we were at the Lure overlooking Lake L’Homme Dieu . . . ]

I am not Jewish, but I think that America invented nothing so fine as deli food. ~ Mike Newell

[The Super always ends up walking away with more food than what was ordered. But she doesn’t set off any alarms at the exit, so it must be kosher . . . ]

Health food makes me sick. ~ Calvin Trillin

[At least once a year, the four of us have to be photographed together to prove to each other that we’re all still alive . . . ]

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. ~ Aretha Franklin

Food is kind of the conduit that brings people together. ~ Sebastian Maniscalco

May 15

With messy food, or foods with a lot of sauce, you do ‘The Hunch.’ I learned it in Philly, watching the dudes in suits eat cheesesteaks. You keep your elbows above your hands because if you don’t, the grease runs down your sleeve to your elbow. ~ Guy Fieri

[We’re at the winery enjoying the musical entertainment provided by our friend Anthony Miltich . . . ]

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought. ~ P. G. Wodehouse

I love it when someone starts a conversation – romantic, platonic, small talk – as long as it’s related to food. ~ Rohit Saraf

[After the wine tasting, we went out to sit on the winery porch. It was a beautiful day and we haven’t had many “sit on the porch” days. We had to add to the atmosphere with (next slide please) . . .

[A big pretzel with cheese dip (stock photo) . . . ]

May 18

The Boys of ’65, on this rare occasion accompanied by Dr. Kiehne, held our monthly get together at the Office Bar in Villard (population 316, 17 miles south of Alexandria). These posters, and the one at the top of the page, are on the walls there. Always fun to have something to read while you eat . . .

Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. ~ Peter De Vries

Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment. ~ Anthony Bourdain

My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now. ~ Hugh Jackman

I’m girlie in the sense that I like makeup, but I also love sports and man food. ~ Carrie Underwood

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness. ~ Robert Mondavi

[We hedged out bets, each of us threw in a buck at the start . . . ]

Food is the great connector, and laughs are the cement. If we go out to eat and have a nice meal, that’s one thing. If we can share a laugh, now we’re friends. ~ Philip Rosenthal

[Yet another in a series of enjoyable small town restaurants. Each of us had a different variety of hamburger, with plenty more still available on the menu . . . ]

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless. ~ Norman Borlaug

I didn’t get this physique by not eating tacos. ~ Jon Tester

[I asked for documentation. It was not forthcoming . . . ]

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. ~ Garrison Keillor

Ounce for ounce, herbs and spices have more antioxidants than any other food group. ~ Michael Greger

I don’t cook. I don’t know anything about food. I’ve never reviewed a restaurant. ~ Calvin Trillin

We have these weapons of mass destruction on every street corner, and they’re called donuts, cheeseburgers, French fries, potato chips, junk food. Our kids are living on a junk food diet. ~ Joel Fuhrman

Everything goes better with tacos. ~ Rachel Caine

[Downtown Villard . . . ]

I’m kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat. When I tour, it’s like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. ~ Aziz Ansari

If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse. ~ Selma Hayek

[The Wednesday night group descended on the Lure en masse . . . ]

Hey, I used to eat at McDonald’s: I liked the taste of the food, especially the French fries. ~ Eric Schlosser

[The place had previously received reservations from two large groups. They had to assemble some high tops with bar stools for us. It worked . . . ]

It would be nice if I had a faster metabolism, because I love food. ~ Michael McIntyre

I don’t own a scale, and Tao banned the word ‘fat’ from our house. If we eat too much, we say, ‘I feel clogged up.’ ~ Olivia Wilde

[Barb and Karin are giddy over food . . . ]

I swear I want to be a food model. ~ Amy Sedaris

I love Indian, Italian and Mexican food. And if it’s a romantic type of thing, I like a good French restaurant. ~ Dolly Parton

I love food. ~ Amy Winehouse

I grew up eating fried food. I thought that macaroni and cheese was a vegetable. ~ Lauren Alaina

[The view across the bar, to outside and Lake L’Homme Dieu . . . ]

The right use of food can end hunger. ~ Jose Andres

The most I ever ate? In one sitting? Maybe four big plates of fried chicken, biscuits, chitlins, gravy. Then dessert. Apple pie, sweet potato pie. My mother cooked that stuff, good Southern food, and when I was 300 pounds, I never missed a meal. ~ Bruce Smith

If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food. ~ Kanye West

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