Cooking Quotes

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. - Robert Byrne


Good apple pies are a considerable part of our happiness. -Jane Austen


A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. - Elsa Schiaparelli


The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. -Calvin Trillin


Just over 800 people were gathered around the cooking stage, all eager to learn about my five-minute flavor cooking. The demonstration had to be done right then and there, in front of everyone.-Rocco DiSpirito


Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.-Steve Albini


My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.-Phyllis Diller


My first book is really about heat. That book, for me, was an exploration of heat as ingredient. Why we don't talk about heat as an ingredient, I don't quite understand, because it is the common ingredient to all cooking processes.-Alton Brown


My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.-Juliet Mills


My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.-Susan Hampshire


My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.-David Dinkins


My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.-Nora Ephron


My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar.-Maureen Forrester


My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years.-Tom Brady


Once you understand the foundations of cooking - whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese - you really don't need a cookbook anymore.-Thomas Keller


One person cooking at home cannot pay attention to too many things. If a woman makes three dishes, she will get nervous on the first, the second will suffer and the third will be a disaster.-Rene Veaux


Performing is very much like cooking: putting it all together, raising the temperature.-David Tudor


So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out.-Martin Yan


Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world.-Julia Roberts


The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them.-Mary Antin


The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.-Heywood Broun


The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground, but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain I still hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed. I think it's because they're expecting the chef stuff.-Sally Schneider


The secret is to cook the aubergines the day before and let them dry of all the oil they drank in cooking. When you cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil. It can be very heavy.-Nana Mouskouri


The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.-Jeremy Northam


I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants.-Delia Smith


I started cooking when I was about 10. I have memories like when I was 6 or 7 with my mom, and when I was 12 I started getting real serious about cooking.-Emeril Lagasse


I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world.-Ted Allen


I want to go to culinary school because I love cooking. One day I'd love to open up a restaurant or cafe.-Mary-Kate Olsen


I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.-Julia Child


I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching an online course and by traveling, listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.-Sally Schneider


I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking.-Siobhan Fahey


I would like to host a show, something like travel or cooking or something like that, something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching a couple television shows.-Trishelle Cannatella


I wouldn't exactly call it 'cooking' but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it's done.-Devon Werkheiser


I'd love to learn to cook. I think the ladies like a guy who can cook. Also, there are lots of available ladies at cooking classes. Can you tell I'm single?-Will Estes


I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar.-Milo Ventimiglia


I'm fine, and my hips are fine. My false knee is fine. My false hips are fine. Everything's cooking.-Liza Minnelli


I'm obsessed with cooking shows, even though they make everything look so easy when it isn't.-Joely Fisher


I've always done 20 things at once. It's my way of staying alive, not to keep one dish cooking, but several dishes going. And I'm pretty organized.-Patrice Leconte


I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I'm a cooking teacher.-Martin Yan


If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.-Tom Jaine


If people are going to be cooking the books, you're in trouble.-Don Nickles


In '71 or '72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.-Paul Prudhomme


In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.-Julia Child


In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.-Friedrich Nietzsche


I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking. I like good cooking.-James Beard


I ended up turning down a full scholarship of music at the conservatory to pay to go to cooking school.-Emeril Lagasse


I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come back from work it is the last thing I want to do, really is spend loads of time cooking.-Prince William


I grew up in France, my first language was French, and I tend to gravitate towards French cooking.-Robert Stack


I guess I fell into cooking.-Bobby Flay


I have a cooking show that's coming on that I did in Albany. It will be on The Cooking Channel.-Dom DeLuise


I have a good collection of cookery books. This is not so much because I like cooking, but because I like eating.-Louise Brown


I have a lot of cooking tools. In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives. Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys.-Martin Yan


I just get all jacked up when we start cooking.-Terry Kath


I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is.-Mario Batali


I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest.-Nigella Lawson


I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad.- Soundarya


I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South, I do love southern cooking; southern France, southern Italy, southern Spain. I love southern cooking.-Clarence Clemons


I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents.-Red Smith


I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.-Todd English


I love being at home and cooking and baking.-Blake Lively


I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.-Al Roker


I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens.-Alma Guillermoprieto


I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued - with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking.-Todd English


I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia Child's cooking show during dinner and joke with my roommates about becoming a TV chef.-Martin Yan

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