People who love to eat are always the best people.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.
Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?
Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.
It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.
...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
Life itself is the proper binge.
I think every woman should have a blowtorch.
Cooking is one failure after another, and that's how you finally learn.
I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking.
I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make.... Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile...then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile.
You have to eat to cook. You can't be a good cook and be a noneater. I think eating is the secret to good cooking.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking... doesn't mean it has to be fancy cooking, although it can be as elaborate as you wish.
As you get older, you shouldn't waste time drinking bad wine.
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.
The more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen.
One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed.
The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken.
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