My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
All sorrows are less with bread.
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
I've 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
Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
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.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!
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.
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
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.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Banish the onion from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it.
We may live without friends; we may live without books
But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
Cooking is an art and patience a virtue. Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing - love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
It is odd how all men develop the notion, as they grow older, that their mothers were wonderful cooks. I have yet to meet a man who will admit that his mother was a kitchen assassin and nearly poisoned him.
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