My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
Bad cooks - and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen - have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.
...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
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.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.
People who love to eat are always the best people.
Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness...
Grub first, then ethics.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
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.
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.
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