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We’re in a word whirlwind this week at The Daily Meal.

Just a few days ago we shared our favorite food quotes worth tweeting — and some of you listened up and tweeted! In our initial research, scattered between the words of greats like Julia Child, Federico Fellini, and Kate Spade, we found quite a few quotables from celebrities that were just impossible to ignore.

Let’s face it — celebrities say the darndest things sometimes. For example, let’s revisit Jessica Simpson’s unforgettable Chicken of the Sea comment during her reality show, Newlyweds, with then-husband Nick Lachey.

Just watch the video, it’s that good. Sure, Simpson was just curious, but it still doesn’t change the fact that she said it.

We can’t guarantee that you’ll find all of these quotes as hilarious as hers, but there are tidbits in here that definitely ring true — like Kevin James’ love for a just-out-of-the-oven pizza in a delivery box or Mariah Carey’s quest for rainbows and ice cream.

Luckily for you, the quotes don’t end here. This is just a first edition in what will go on to be a series of the best food quotes from our favorite celebrities. Brace yourselves.

  • 1. Soup

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    "Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." — Jay Leno

  • 2. Oysters

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    "I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded: dead." — Woody Allen

  • 3. Perfect Kitchen

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    “When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea and paint with a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” — Ava Gardner

  • 4. Champagne

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    "Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner." — Marlene Dietrich

  • 5. Pasta

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    "I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta... A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that`s just not gonna happen." — Queen Latifah

  • 6. Men

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    "My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order." — Dolly Parton

  • 7. A Perfect Day

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    "I just want one day off when I can go swimming and eat ice cream and look at rainbows." — Mariah Carey

  • 8. Artichokes

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    "After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps." — Miss Piggy

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