Cooking quotes and food quotes from chefs, cooks, writers, and people who appreciate food and cooking.
Good cooking is done with passion, creativity, and love.
Chefs and cooks are artists, whose working material is food. Cooking is the art of using colors, tastes, smells and forms to create an exquisite dish.
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Cooking Quotes about Food, Dishes and Kitchens
“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 requires confident guesswork and improvisation – experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.”
“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.”
“The greatest dishes are very simple.”
“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”
“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.”
“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.”
“If you’re not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef.”
“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”
“A cook is an artist who creates eatable pieces of art.”
“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”
“You have to be yourself when you are creating and cooking. You do what you need to do and you do it to the best of your ability.”
“My two rules of cooking: keep it fresh and keep it simple.”
“Working in the kitchen is my soul and my life, and I love it. I’m not there because people expect to see me; I am there because I want to be.”
“Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.”
“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”
Funny Cooking Quotes
Cooking, can be fun, pleasure and joy. Here are some funny quotes.
“What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.”
“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.”
“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.”
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
“While I’m not very talented at cooking, I am very talented at eating.”
“Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.”
“People like to eat out. It is one of the greatest joys of most people.”
“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
“Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.”
“Salt is the policeman of taste: it keeps the various flavors of a dish in order, and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker.”
“The man you love cooking for you is good for you too.”
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.”
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
Love of Eating and Cooking Quotes
Some people like to cook, but most people like to eat. It is said that the easiest way to win someone’s heart is through the stomach.
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.”
“If cooking is what you love, do it with great vigor, pride, and excellence. It pleases me when I see guests conversing, noshing, happy and satisfied. I savor all the flavors of life.”
“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.”
“The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.”
“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.”
“Cooking and eating are a feast of colors, smells, and tastes.”
“Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being.”
When I come home to my kitchen, I realize it is there that I can best satisfy the eccentricities of my own palate.”
“Cooking is one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you love.”
“I really like rustic Mediterranean cooking. And I like trying out curry takeaways.”
Cooking Quotes from Famous Chefs and Authors
Here are some quotes from famous chefs and authors who write about food.
“I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It’s not a job, it’s a passion. When you become good at it, it’s a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever.”
“So when people ask me, ‘What do you think of Michelin?’ I don’t cook for guides. I cook for customers.”
“Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.”
“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation—experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.”
“The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen.”
“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
“The cool thing is that now that people have made this evolution where cooking is cool, people are doing it on weekends, they’re doing their own challenges. It’s back to cooking. And it’s real cooking.”
“One of the most meditative times of my day is when I’m cooking.”
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients.”
“It’s okay to play with your food.”
“Cooking is the ultimate giving.”
“I always say that I don’t believe I’m a chef. I try to be a storyteller.”
“Although the skills aren’t hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant.”
“I think to be a great chef you have to be a great teacher. I love doing classes with people who love food and enjoy food, bringing them all around one table so to speak.”
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