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Quotations about Cooking, Baking,
Recipes, Chefs, and Preparing Food


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When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. ~Laiko Bahrs


If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
~Linda Henley


[G]astronomy was the only science which he revered as a dogma. ~Edith Wharton, "The Eyes," Tales of Men and Ghosts, 1910


A good cook sees the Big Picture of how symptoms develop, then seasons liberally with prevention. An even better cook serves up whole foods with a healthy sense of humor. The best of cooks knows that we're all in this mess together. We need to help each other find what's most nourishing and healing, not only for our personal ails, but for the planet, too — planetary chefs! ~Kristina Turner, The Self-Healing Cookbook, 2002, originally published 1987  [a little altered —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will. ~Robert Frost


A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ~James Beard


I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. ~Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into friends. ~Terri Guillemets  [Composed early 2006, when I was keen on recipezaar.com, before the corporate takeover ruined it. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don't own, to make a dish the dog wouldn't eat. ~Author Unknown


Kissing don't last; cookery do! ~George Meredith


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. ~Calvin Trillin


The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them. ~Vince Staten


The man with meat seeks fire.  ~Nigerian proverb  #bbq


The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn't even know they carried. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. On all sides he beheld vast store of apples.... great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty-pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odour of the bee-hive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle.... ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"


Pre-heat the oven? Really? If I was the sort of person who planned ahead, I wouldn't be eating this Totino's Party Pizza in the first place. ~Adam Peterson


Life is too short to stuff a mushroom. ~Storm Jackson


Instead of deadlines and dread, my home now smells like strawberry-apple bread and joy. I should bake more often. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com


Make lunch, not war. ~Author unknown


My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms... you cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty! ~Rachael Ray, Rachel Ray Show, original airdate October 25th 2007


Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet Van Horne, "Not for Jiffy Cooks," Vogue magazine, 1956


I don't think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look in at it every little while. ~John Gould


You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good from fresh ingredients. ~Julia Child


There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. ~Thomas Wolfe


Homemade meals—especially mommy meals—are life's most pleasant fuel. ~Terri Guillemets


It is in an old kitchen that the best food is made. ~French Proverb


Sometimes the only successful apology will have to involve baking. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2017 January 9th tweet, professorsunwolf.com


[Breadbaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread. ~M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating


You can say this for ready-mixes — the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make. ~Earl Wilson


Rice is born in water and must die in wine. ~Italian Proverb


To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation. ~Emily Post


A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. ~Thomas Keller


It's so beautifully arranged on the plate — you know someone's fingers have been all over it. ~Julia Child



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