Cooking quotes

  • Cooking is the showy side of domesticity.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Cooking #Sides #Showy

  • I do not stick to rules when cooking. I rely on my imagination.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Imagination #Cooking #Sticks

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

    #Family #Cooking #My Family

  • Classical cooking and molecular gastronomy should remain can mix two styles and get fusion; any more and you just get confusion.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Two #Confusion #Cooking

  • Cuisine has become too complicated - this is about subject, verb, adjective: duck, turnips, sauce.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Ducks #Cooking #Adjectives

  • I love your cooking, honey, but sometimes I need some real food.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Real #Love You #Cooking

  • When Van Truex defined the difference between designing and decorating, he used the analogy of preparing a roast of beef. Design, he said, is the preparation and cooking; decorating is the final seasoning, the savoring.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Differences #Design #Cooking

  • The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Eggs #Cooking #Vulgar

  • We've been so disconnected agriculturally and culturally from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Cooking #Dieting #More Time

  • It is a fundamental fact that no cook, however creative and capable, can produce a dish of a quality any higher than that of its raw ingredients.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Creative #Cooking #Quality

  • It's about children cooking themselves, growing themselves. When kids grow it and cook it they eat it.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Children #Kids #Cooking

  • I love cooking and one of my favourite things to do with my husband is open up the refrigerator.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Husband #Cooking #Favourite

  • 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

    #Fun #Food #Cooking

  • Cooking is an observation-based process that you can't do if you're so completely focused on a recipe.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Food #Cooking #Recipes

  • Stuffing is evil. Stuffing adds mass, so it slows the cooking. That's evil because the longer the bird cooks, the drier it will be.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Evil #Bird #Cooking

  • I approach cooking from a science angle because I need to understand how things work. If I understand the egg, I can scramble it better. It's a simple as that.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Simple #Eggs #Cooking

  • 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

    #Book #Cooking #Ingredients

  • I became a cook so I could cook and tell stories in wacky ways.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Cooking #Stories #Way

  • 'Outlaw Cook' was a revelation. Folks like Jeff Smith and Marcella Hazan got me interested in cooking, but John Thorne pushed me into the path that I follow to this day. This is the only cookbook I've ever read that understands how men really eat: over the sink, in the dark, greasy to the elbows.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Dark #Men #Cooking

  • Jeff Smith was the Julia Child of my generation. When his television show, 'The Frugal Gourmet,' made its debut on PBS in the 1980s, it conveyed such genuine enthusiasm for cooking that I was moved for the first time to slap down cold cash for a collection of recipes.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Children #Pbs #Cooking

  • The man you love cooking for you is good for you too.
    -- Ana Castillo

    #Men #Cooking #Cooking Love

  • The same chemicals were used in the cooking as were used on the composition of her own being: only those which caused the most violent reaction, contradiction, and teasing, the refusal to answer questions but the love of putting them, and all the strong spices of human relationship which bore a relation to black pepper, paprika, soybean sauce, ketchup and red peppers.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Strong #Cooking #Black

  • Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Art #Cooking #Unselfish

  • It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry.
    -- Andrew Schneider

    #Thinking #Creative #Cooking

  • It’s just starting. I think it’s going to take another year and a half to get up to critical mass, but everybody loves Chinese food, Thai food, Japanese food, and it’s all been exploited. The Filipinos combined the best of all of that with Spanish technique. The Spanish were a colonial power there for 500 years, and they left behind adobo and cooking in vinegar — techniques that, applied to those tropical Asian ingredients, are miraculous.
    -- Andrew Zimmern

    #Thinking #Years #Cooking

  • I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Food #Thinking #Cooking

  • We saw farms go on the auction block while we bought food from foreign countries. Well, that's wrong.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Country #Block #Cooking

  • For me, a kitchen is like science fiction. I only go there to open the refrigerator and take something out.
    -- Ann-Margret

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Fiction

  • Cooking is mythology - a story told over and over, passed on again and again, always with the same meaning but expressed in endlessly different ways.
    -- Anna Thomas

    #Cooking #Different #Stories

  • Taste as you go. When you taste the food throughout the cooking process you can make adjustments as you go.
    -- Anne Burrell

    #Cooking #Taste #Process

  • I worked in between carpools and buying food and cooking and whatever else I had to do. I lived an outside life, but really I was living an inside life.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Cooking #Buying

  • The way you make an omelet reveals your character.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Character #Cooking #Way

  • For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Long #Cooking #Sublime

  • Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Cooking #Enemy

  • You know, from age 17 on, my paycheck was coming from cooking and working in kitchens.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Age

  • I guess cows aren't into the four food groups, especially when they are two of them.
    -- Anthony Ward Clark

    #Two #Cooking #Groups

  • Timing's mighty important. In cooking, in life, in love. If the timing goes wrong, you've got to start over. Do it right.
    -- Anya Seton

    #Starting Over #Cooking #Important

  • Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Stars #Rocks #Cooking

  • The greatest dishes are very simple.
    -- Auguste Escoffier

    #Simple #Cooking #Dishes

  • Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.
    -- Auguste Escoffier

    #Cooking #Done

  • The workman mindful of success, therefore, will naturally direct his attention to the faultless preparation of his stock, and in order to achieve this result, he will find it necessary not merely to make use of the freshest and finest goods, but also to exercise the most scrupulous care in their preparation, for, in cooking, care is half the battle.
    -- Auguste Escoffier

    #Exercise #Order #Cooking

  • The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one's home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.
    -- Barbara Pym

    #Home #Funny Things #Cooking

  • To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.
    -- Barbara Tuchman

    #Book #Two #Cooking

  • I love home cooking, and I'm not a great one for fast food.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Home #Cooking #Fast Food

  • The motto of West African cooking is that if the food doesn't set fire to the tablecloth the cook is being stingy with the pepper.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Fire #Cooking #West

  • Grub first, then ethics.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Food #Cooking #Firsts

  • My recipes aren't geared towards women; my books are marketed towards women because women are the biggest market for weight loss, weight management and weight maintenance and for cooking.
    -- Bethenny Frankel

    #Book #Loss #Cooking

  • I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do.
    -- Betty White

    #Dog #Cooking #Kitchen

  • Winning is very tangible, it's very exciting, it's very pleasing, but it's momentary. If you can do things that last, that each generation can build upon, then that's when you're cooking.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Winning #Cooking #Generations

  • Most sailing ships take what they call trainees, who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can't just ride along. You're learning to steer the ship, navigation; you're pulling lines, keeping a lookout; in the galley you're cooking.
    -- Billy Campbell

    #People #Sailing #Cooking

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

    #Home #Love Is #Cooking

  • Cooking is a subject you can never know enough about. There is always something new to discover.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Cooking #Enough #Something New

  • I guess I fell into cooking.
    -- Bobby Flay


  • Charcoal or gas. Both give excellent results, so choose the one that best suits your style of cooking.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Giving #Cooking #Style

  • Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Fishing #Cooking #Technique

  • I wasn't passionate about food until I'd been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Media #Long #Cooking

  • There are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good.
    -- Brian Andreas

    #Thanksgiving #Real #Cooking

  • Cooking is a way of listening to the radio.
    -- Brian Eno

    #Cooking #Listening #Radio

  • In rowing, you're always striving for that perfect stroke, that repetition, each one being as good as the last. Same thing with cooking. You can't say, 'Oh, I don't feel well, so I'm going to put out a crappy plate.'
    -- Bryan Volpenhein

    #Perfect #Focus #Cooking

  • It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Discovery #Cooking #Records

  • Spending more time with friends and family costs nothing. Nor does walking, cooking, meditating, making love, reading or eating dinner at the table instead of in front of the television. Simply resisting the urge to hurry is free.
    -- Carl Honore

    #Reading #Making Love #Cooking

  • I always tell people a clean cooking area is a clean mind which is available for the creativity.
    -- Carla Hall

    #Creativity #People #Cooking

  • The introduction of cooking may well have been the decisive factor in leading man from a primarily animal existence into one that was more fully human.
    -- Carleton S. Coon

    #Animal #Men #Cooking

  • I have to go out for lunch and dinner because I can't cook. I need a woman to come and save me from my cooking.
    -- Carrot Top

    #Lunch #Cooking #Needs

  • Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Cooking #Beauty Fades #William Herondale

  • I like to abide by the seasons and let the natural flavor in food speak for itself. I use quick cooking techniques of high heat with very little fat, such as quick saute or wok stir-frying.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Cooking #Flavor #Littles

  • I use a lot of fresh citrus, garlic, and fresh herbs when cooking to cut down on fat and sodium but punch up flavor. Our cupboards and fridge are full of condiments - mustards, vinegars, etc. that also add tons of flavor but are low in fat, calories, or other processed additives.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Cutting #Cooking #Sodium

  • My Mom always cooked healthy. Greek food lends itself to cooking healthy.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Mom #Greek #Cooking

  • You know, Salma Hayek is a great cook, and she's a friend.. She's an amazing cook. If she opened up a restaurant, I would so get in on the coattails.
    -- Catherine Keener

    #Cooking #Hayek #Restaurants

  • Being alive is gardening and cooking and birds and green and blue, at the very least.
    -- Charles Bowden

    #Blue #Bird #Cooking

  • A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security and a place in the sun.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Cat #Cooking #Care

  • The art of cooking is among the most intimate things that we can do for another.
    -- Charlie Trotter

    #Art #Cooking #Intimate

  • For my birthday my husband learned to cook and is cooking one day a week for me. But he only likes to do fancy dishes. So we end up with weird, obscure things in the refrigerator.
    -- Cheryl Hines

    #Husband #Cooking #One Day

  • My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I'm a repair chick
    -- Cheryl Ladd

    #Mother #Dad #Cooking

  • I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving.
    -- Christine Lagarde

    #Giving #Cooking #Cooking Love

  • Cooking is about putting food on the table night after night, and there isn’t anything glamorous about it.
    -- Christopher Kimball

    #Night #Cooking #Tables

  • The thing about cooking is it's so interesting to watch. I don't know why, but if you go to somebody's house and they're making something, they usually say interesting things while they're cooking.
    -- Christopher Walken

    #Interesting #House #Cooking

  • I don't believe in inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. Some of the time you know you're cooking, and the rest of the time, you just do it.
    -- Chuck Close

    #Believe #Inspiration #Cooking

  • 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

    #Growing Up #Southern #Cooking

  • Everything tastes better outdoors.
    -- Claudia Roden

    #Food #Cooking #Taste

  • To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking.
    -- Clement Freud

    #Cooking #Way #Barbecue

  • I do probably 80 or 90 per cent of the cooking at home.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Home #Cooking #Cents

  • Seriously, if someone don't like this appetizer, you gotta grab they scruffy ***** by the back of their neck and throw them out on the lawn. I can't help people like that.
    -- Coolio

    #Food #People #Cooking

  • Hell, when I was growing up, I could make a meal out of a package of Top Ramen and a bottle of Windex.
    -- Coolio

    #Growing Up #Food #Cooking

  • This dish ain't just called Karate Meat because it's got an Asian kick to it. It's called Karate Meat because it will beat you up like a pigeon in prison.
    -- Coolio

    #Food #Cooking #Meat

  • Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
    -- Craig Claiborne

    #Art #Food #Cooking

  • He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
    -- Craig Claiborne

    #Home #Cooking #Missionary

  • Cooking done with care is an act of love.
    -- Craig Claiborne

    #Cooking #Done #Care

  • Advice is like cooking-you should try it before you feed it to others.
    -- Croft M. Pentz

    #Advice #Cooking #Trying

  • Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?
    -- Curly Howard

    #Hair #Cooking #Asparagus

  • Bouillabaisse, this golden soup, this incomparable golden soup which embodies and concentrates all the aromas of our shores and which permeates, like an ecstasy, the stomachs of astonished gastronomes. Bouillabaisse is one of those classic dishes whose glory has encircled the world, and the miracle consists of this: there are as many bouillabaisses as there are good chefs or cordon bleus. Each brings to his own version his special touch.
    -- Curnonsky

    #Miracle #Cooking #Special

  • Fine cooking is when the things you have cooked taste as they are
    -- Curnonsky

    #Cooking #Taste #Fine

  • Now that I'm a dad, I'm practicing what I call 'one- handed cooking,' because I've got something more important in my other arm. I'm whipping up lots of frittatas and omelets.
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Dad #Cooking #Important

  • I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, 'what a great barbie' to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes' pastime, isn't it?
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Men #Guy #Cooking

  • Noel [Charles, husband] and I love cooking. He does his cooking and I do mine. I'm the traditional English cook, with a twist now and then. Because I was married to an Italian, I'm also pretty good at Italian food. Noel, he can cook anything, so can Julian.
    -- Cynthia Lennon

    #Husband #Italian #Cooking

  • My mother gave me a real kick toward cooking, which was that if I wanted to eat, I'd better know how to do it myself.
    -- Daniel Craig

    #Mother #Real #Cooking

  • Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene. All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.
    -- Daniel Pipes

    #Attitude #Hygiene #Cooking

  • Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.
    -- David Chang

    #Cooking #Care #Eating

  • Bistro cooking is good, traditional food, earnestly made and honestly displayed. It is earthy, provincial, or bourgeois; as befits that kind of food, it is served in ample portions.
    -- David Liederman

    #Cooking #Kind #Made

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

    #Cooking #Together #Temperature