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.
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.
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.
...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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.
Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness.
Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
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
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
The greatest dishes are very simple.
Bad cooks - and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen - have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
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