The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.
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
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.
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.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
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.
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
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.
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.
I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like good cooking.
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
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.
All sorrows are less with bread.
What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
The way to a man's heart is through his hanky pocket with a breadknife.
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
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