Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.
If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.
My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor
My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.
Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry.
I was cooking breakfast this morning for my kids, and I thought, He's (Ronald Reagan) just like a Teflon frying pan: Nothing sticks to him
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
I myself spent hours in the Columbia library as intimidated and embarrassed as a famished gourmet invited to a dream restaurant where every dish from all the world's cuisines, past and present, was available on request.
The French peasant cuisine is at the basis of the culinary art. By this I mean it is composed of honest elements that la grande cuisine only embellishes.
The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied
The highway is replete with culinary land mines disguised as quaint local restaurants that carry such reassuring names as Millie's, Pop's and Capt'n Dick's.
Hunger is not only the best cook, but also the best physician.
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.
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.