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.
...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.
The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.
Bad cooks - and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen - have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
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.
It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
I think every woman should have a blowtorch.
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
The greatest dishes are very simple.
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