Eric Ripert quotes

  • The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Dream #Reading #Importance

  • When I was twelve, I decided to become a chef. I stole a book from the library about the greatest restaurants in France. I'd flip the pages and dream. I should return that book to the library some day.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Dream #Book #Library

  • A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it's the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that's a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Thinking #People #Guilt

  • America is a such a melting pot, I'm not sure if roast chicken is the classic comfort food for everybody.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #America #Comfort #Melting

  • The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream. Reading not only educates, but is relaxing and allows you to feed your imagination - creating beautiful pictures from carefully chosen words.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Beautiful #Dream #Reading

  • I don't like it when I go to a restaurant and I'm lectured from the menu.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Restaurants #Menus

  • My New Year's resolution is to cut my diet sodas down to two cans a day!
    -- Eric Ripert

    #New Year #Cutting #Two

  • I come from a family of farmers on both sides of my family.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Sides #My Family #Farmers

  • Obviously California is fantastic in terms of produce, vegetables.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #California #Vegetables #Fantastic

  • In a professional kitchen, the idea is to have your cooks not moving much while theyre cooking. You want them to stay in the same spot.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Moving #Ideas #Cooking

  • Cooking is a holistic process of planning, preparing, dining and sharing food. I place food at the center of our humanity, as it nourishes not only our physical bodies but also our emotional and spiritual lives. Food is truly a cultural phenomenon that informs our traditions and our relationship with the earth. I genuinely believe that food connects us all.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Spiritual #Believe #Emotional

  • I love garlic, and I use it often.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Use #Garlic

  • Fast food is both evil and genius. Because of it we can feed a large number of people fairly decently at an affordable price. However, all the artificial flavors and artificial ingredients in some of their products are unacceptable. And it's designed so you can eat fast so you get back to work more quickly. Not good.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Numbers #People #Evil

  • When you are 25, 30, you know, you have no responsibility, no mortgage, no kids, no retirement to think about, nothing.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Retirement #Kids #Responsibility

  • For me, food is about memories, feelings, emotions, and so is Le Bernardin, and that's why it's not just a restaurant.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Memories #Feelings #Emotion

  • Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it's not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Way #Helping #Rich

  • You don't become a chef to become famous.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Chef

  • The fish is the star of the plate.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Stars #Plates #Fishes

  • California is lucky, the East Coast is lucky because we get great seafood and a lot of produce from Florida, locally in good weather, but in the winter we have to buy it.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Winter #Florida #Weather

  • I am a Buddhist, therefore I should not be collecting anything - however, I have a collection of Buddhas. I have a lot of them.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #Buddhist #Should #Collecting