Take Control of Your Kitchen Thanks To 32 Quotes About Cooking

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32 Quotes About Cooking That'll Make You Feel Better About Your Skills

Think back to a time where you enjoyed cooking.

Maybe you were watching your grandma use her most beloved cookbook on a Sunday afternoon. Maybe it was your dad, cooking the only dish he knew how to throw together to appease hungry teenagers. Maybe it's you, after a long, tiring day at work, unwinding while whipping up something that makes your mouth water. The act of cooking evokes memories for me as well. Trying to make a vegetarian dish for a friend in college on a small hot plate. Testing a new recipe in a shared apartment with roommates hustling in and out of a very small kitchen.

That's why these quotes about cooking are so enjoyable. They too evoke a feeling, a memory, a favorite meal either shared with loved ones or concocted alone in the kitchen. Quotes are a powerful thing and such ones about cooking will leave you smiling and hungry for more.

Quotes About Cooking

  • "You don't come into cooking to get rich." - Gordon Ramsay

  • "You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food." - Paul Prudhomme

  • "Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it's more important to make yourself feel good." - Ina Garten

  • "There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

  • "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Woolf

  • "It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." - Lewis Grizzard

  • "I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation." -Madam Benoit

  • "If more of us valued food, cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R Tolkien

  • "The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living." - Dione Lucas

  • "I think every woman should have a blowtorch." - Julia Child

  • "Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don't fall at least 10 times, then you're not skiing hard enough." - Guy Fieri

  • "The smells of slow cooking spread around the house and impart a unique warmth matched only by the flavour of the food." - Yotam Ottolenghi

  • "Great cooking favors the prepared hands." - Jacques Pepin

  • "Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart." - Wolfgang Puck

Funny Quotes About Cooking

  • "Americans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup." - Henry Miller

  • "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." - Ernestine Ulmer

  • "If you’re afraid of butter, use cream." - Julia Child

  • "Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar and thrown out." - Samuel Johnson

  • "First we eat, then we do everything else." - M.F.K. Fisher

  • "Age and glasses of wine should never be counted." - Unknown

  • "I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them." - Nora Ephron

  • "My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." - Orson Welles

  • "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand." - Barbara Johnson

  • "The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." - Mark Twain

Quotes About Cooking and Marriage

  • "My weaknesses have always been food and men — in that order." - Dolly Parton

  • "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." - Harriet Van Horne

  • "Great food is like great sex. The more you have, the more you want." - Gael Greene

  • "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  • "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." - Calvin Trillin

  • "The secret of our long marriage is taking the time to go to the restaurant twice a week. A little candle-lit dinner, soft music, dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Thursdays." - Henny Youngman

  • "The saddest thing in life is to marry a woman who looks like a cook – and isn’t." - Evan Esar

  • "Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." - Alan D. Wolfelt

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