Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
–George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)
If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.
Whose bread I eat: his song I sing.
And finally, my beloved Julia Child said:
People who love to eat are always the best people.