If, like us you needed a big cup of coffee and some early weekday motivation then fear not, we’ve got the tonic for just what you need, quotes to get you ready for the day and the week.

But what makes quotes so memorable? They need to resonate, we need to take our own meaning and make something true and unique from it, this is how we create the context and find a way to tackle life’s great challenges, like, “how much cake should we eat?” or, “where should I go on holiday where there is a good food bar?”

So sit back, grab a brew and let us help you ease into the week with some Monday Motivation and quotes to go with it!

I was 32 when I started cooking. Until then, I just ate.
Julia Child

What this shows is that, it’s never too late to learn something in life. Julia Child went on to become the poster woman for the art of French Cooking in America and inspired a generation of chefs who have since gone on to win multiple michelin awards. What it also proves is that, your passion, can also be your life. In this case, eating food!


When I’m back in New York – and this is a terrible thing to complain about – I eat a lot more really, really good food than perhaps I’d like to. So many of my friends are really good chefs. It’s kind of like being in the Mafia.
Anthony Bourdain

Basically, befriend a chef… But what the late, great Anthony Bourdain did was open up our world with food. Every dish has a history, some good, some, not so good, but what is important to remember is that food should be enjoyed. Eat well and take comfort in what you’re eating.


Anything is good if it’s made with chocolate.
Jo Brand

I think the lesson that can be learnt here is simple, be passionate about something, in this case, chocolate. Everyone has a favourite ingredient, we use grated chocolate in some chili recipes for a recent event and it went down a storm.


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

We know that a good diet, balanced with nutrients and vitamins is good for us. We know that we need to have plates full of colour, but we also know that sometimes, all we want is a dirty burger and merlot to go with it. Our motivation should then be, treat food like something that is not only there to provide nutrition but also, something that is there to give comfort to our minds and soul!


People will travel anywhere for good food – it’s crazy.
René Redzepi

We take this as, travel and see the world – and whilst you’re at it, eat! Yes, the world is a big place and food culture is huge, so why not experience it whilst you can. Book a holiday all around food, a weekend away in Barcelona or head to South America for a life changing and gastronomic awakening. Food is a window into other cultures, enjoy it!