Cooking Quotes

Past Quotes of the Week:

"The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut." - Channing Pollock

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." - W. C. Fields

"Eggs Benedict is genius. It's eggs covered in eggs. I mean, come on, that person should be the president." - Wylie Dufresne

"Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet." - Julia Child

"I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation." - Madam Benoit

"A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger's end." - Walter Savage Landor

"Good food ends with good talk." - Geoffrey Neighbor

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." - M. F. K. Fisher

"We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are." - Adelle Davis

"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it." - Mario Batali

"Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want." - Gael Greene

"If God had intended us to follow recipes, he wouldn't have given us grandmothers." - Linda Henley

"There is no spectacle on Earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." -Tom Wolfe

"Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing" -Walt Kelly

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

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" -Virginia Wolf

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

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." -James Beard

"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters, or working for organized crime 'associates', food, for me, has always been an adventure." -Anthony Bourdain

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." -Ernestine Ulmer

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

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." -Harriet Van Horne