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350 Best Cooking Quotes From The Heart

Last Updated: August 5, 2022 by Team

Ever since man discovered fire, humans have been obsessed with cooking. Some cultures treat cooking as a sacred duty that lets everyone know how much we love them. Cooking can give you a sort of individual delight that scarcely some other type of quality can.

Reading for some quotes that will resonate with you about cooking, a little creativity, a sprinkle of love, any recipe you’ve jotted down on some frayed page, and some motivating cooking quotes can be your secret weapon to bring out your joy and cooking miracles.

350 Cooking Quotes & Sayings

Top 10 Cooking Quotes

“You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.” – Julia Child

“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.” – Leah Chase

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child

“You can pretty much make fish soup out of anything, but it always tastes better if you include fish.” – Sten Sture Skaldeman

“You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” – Julia Child

“Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent—all must be tasted.” – Chinese Proverb

“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself “well, that’s not going to happen.” – Rita Rudner

“There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they’re not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.” – Delia Smith

“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” – Anthony Bourdain

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“Cooking? Oh we were great, you’d take anything and melt cheese on it, and the one who could guess what it was didn’t have to wash up!” – Dylan Moran

“Cooking, to me, it’s kind of therapeutic. It’s completely different from music as well. I’m not amazing at it, but I can cook myself a good meal.” – Phillip Phillips

“Cooking with love provides food for the soul.” – Valerie McKeehan

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri

“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.” – Julia Child

“Cooking today is a young man’s game, I don’t give a bollocks what anyone says.” – Gordon Ramsay

“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation—experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.” – Paul Theroux

“Cooking makes life happy.”

“Cooking is truly an act of love.” – Jacues Pepin

“Cooking is therapy: Making meals helps to reduce stress, heal a broken heart, among other benefits.”

“Cooking is the ultimate giving.” – Jamie Oliver

“Cooking is the most succulent of human pleasures.” – Sylvia Townsend Warner

“Cooking is the art of adjustment.” – Jacques Pepin

“Cooking is simply a huge and often very fun puzzle of piecing together techniques with different ingredients. Once you know your basics, the world is your oyster (or your clam, your chicken thigh, block of tofu—whatever makes you happy).” – Julia Turshen

“Cooking is revolution and creation.” – Simone De Beauvoir

“Cooking is one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you love.” – Ina Garten

“Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.” – Julia Child

“Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.” – Gerard Depardieu

“Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.” – Gerard Depardieu

“Cooking is love made visible.” – Unknown

“Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.” – Guy Fieri

“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

“Cooking is like making love, you do it well, or you do not do it at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

Enjoy cooking. Don't do it because you have to. Do it because it's a new and awesome experience every time.

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“Cooking is like love, you do it well, or you do not do it at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with complete abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“Cooking is like giving birth because you are mixing things together to create something new and wonderful.”

“Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well, one must love and respect food.” – Craig Claiborne

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” – Craig Claiborne

“Cooking is an observation-based process that you can’t do if you’re so completely focused on a recipe.” – Alton Brown

“Cooking is an art, but you eat it too.” – Marcella Hazan

“Cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with others the little secrets — ‘piccoli segreti’ — that are simmering on the burners.” – Sophia Loren

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” – Guy Fieri

“Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.” – Unknown

“Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.” – Gordon Ramsay

“Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else.” – Ayumi Komura

“Cooking is a philosophy; it’s not a recipe.” – Marco Pierre White

“Cooking for some is joy, for others a way to relax after a hectic day at work, and for a few, it’s purely a means to an end. Whatever your feelings are about cooking, it is so rewarding to see friends and family enjoy your food.” – Chetna Makan

“Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You’re sharing your life with people. Of course, it’s also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that.” – Ted Allen

“Cooking done with care is an act of love.” – Craig Claiborne

“Cooking demands attention, patience, and, above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth.” – Judith B Jones

“Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.” – Judith B. Jones

“Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good.” – Unknown

“Cooking and shopping for food brings rhythm and meaning to our lives.” – Alice Waters

“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.” – Mary Berry

“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” – Marcel Boulestin

“Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.” – Robert Burton

“Good food is always a trouble and its preparation should be regarded as a labour of love.” – Elizabeth David

“Good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends.”

“From morning till night, sounds drift from the kitchen, most of them familiar and comforting…. On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it; it dries the wet sock, it cools the hot little brain.” – E.B. White

“Free Food? OK, I’ll come..!!”

“For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.” – Wolfgang Puck

“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” – David Chang

“Food tastes better when you eat with your family.”

“Food should be fun.” – Thomas Keller

“Food is your body’s fuel.” Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.” – Ken Hill

“FOOD is the ingredient that binds us together.”

“Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience.” – Guy Fieri

“Food is memories..!!”

“FOOD is essential to LIFE; Therefore MAKE IT GOOD.”

“Food is a reminder of our humanity, our fragility, our createdness.” – Shauna Niequist

“Food is a passion. Food is love.” – Hector Elizondo

“Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.” – Grant Achatz

“Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being.” – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

“FOOD – eat it quickly or you will have to share it.”

“Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.”

“Happiness is.”your cooking experiment is a success.”

“Happiness is.”when everyone loves your cooking.”

“Happiness is.”when everyone appreciates your cooking.”

“Happiness is.”watching the man of your life cooking for you.”

“Happiness is.”surprising your mom by cooking dinner.”

“Happiness is.”salad made by mom.”

“Happiness is.”no cooking, no cleaning, no laundry.”

“Happiness is.”my mother’s cooking.”

“Happiness is.”listening to your favorite songs while cooking.”

“Happiness is.”humming while cooking.”

“Happiness is.”experimenting in the kitchen.”

“Happiness is.”cooking with your mom.”

“Happiness is.”cooking with friends and eating together.”

“Happiness is.”cooking for someone special.”

“Happiness is the flavor of life, and you are the chef.”

“Happiness is knowing.”there is cake in the oven.”

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

Short Cooking Quotes

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“You’re the chutney to my Samosa..!!”

“You only live once, Lick the bowl..!!”

“Your diet is a bank account.”

“You are the BOSS of that dough.” – Julia Child

“Trying to complete a task before the microwave hits 00:00.”

“The secret of clean kitchen is simple.” Don’t cook ever.”

“The secret ingredient is always love.”

“The salt is to the food, what soul is to the body.”

“True love is.”learning to cook his favorite meal.”

“This kitchen is seasoned with love!”

“This kitchen is for dancing.”

“This kitchen cooks with Love!”

“There is no LOVE than the love of FOOD.”

“There is no “WE” in “FOOD”

“Ways to my heart: Buy me food, Make me food, Be food.”

“We go together like Cookies & Milk.”

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

“The kitchen oven is reliable, but it’s made us lazy.”

“The kitchen is SPRINKLED with love.”

“The greatest dishes are very simple.” – Auguste Escoffier

“Today’s menu has two choices TAKE IT or LEAVE IT.”

“Today’s menu – EAT IT or STARVE.”

“When I learned how to cook.”I forgot how to clean!!”

“She who cooks, never cleans!”

“Real men cook..!!”

“SAVE THE EARTH it’s the only planet with coffee.”

“STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS.”

“One day.”I’m gonna make the onions cry.”

“Nothing brings people together like good food.”

“Nothing beats mom’s cooking.”

“My favorite recipe.”order in!!”

“My favorite place is the kitchen.”

“My father cried when I said I wanted to be a chef.”

“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”

“NO cooking allowed, kitchen for display only.”

“Never ever trust a skinny cook!!”

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. THOMAS KELLER

“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.” – Shirley Conran

“Life is short, eat dessert first.”

“Life is better with fresh baked cookies.”

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini

“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” – Irish proverb

“Kitchens are made for bringing families together.”

“Live life with a little spice.”

“In the cookies of life, friends are chocolate chips!”

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child

“If you think well, you cook well.” – Ferran Adria

“If you like good food, cook it yourself.” – Li Liweng

“I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry.”

“I’m on a seafood diet.” I see food and I eat it..!!”

“I’m not gaining weight.” I’m retaining food.”

“I’m in a relationship with FOOD.” Sorry.”

“I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.”

“I don’t cook on days that end in Y..!!”

“I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for customers.” – Gordon Ramsay

“I don’t believe in low-fat cooking.”

“I never met a meal I didn’t like!” – Miss Piggy

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake!”

“DONUT worry be happy.”

“Do not allow watching food to replace making food.” – Alton Brown

“Dieting is when you eat food that makes you sad.”

“Count the memories not the calories.”

“Count nutrients not calories.”



“COOKIES make the world a better place!”

“Cookies are made of butter & love.”

“Fat gives things flavor.” – Julia Child

“Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art.”

“Great cooking favors the prepared hands.” – Jacques Pepin

“Calories don’t count on the weekend.”

“Cake makes life just a little sweeter.”

“BAKE the world a better place.”

“BAKE someone happy.”

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” – Jo Brand

“Annoying the cook will result in starvation.” – Unknown

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child

“A messy KITCHEN is a sign of happiness.”

“A guy who knows how to cook is really handsome.”

Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with carei s an act of love. Craig Claiborne

Funny Cooking Quotes

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“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

“The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food, and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.” – Andy Rooney

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again.” – George Miller

“The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn’t waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it.” – Mario Batali

“The speed at which I can prepare food during a commercial break is amazing..!!”

“The smells of slow cooking spread around the house and impart a unique warmth matched only by the flavour of the food.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

“The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it.” – James Beard

“The person who makes the food—his physique, his food, his soul—is unique. It is like fingerprints or handwriting.” – Musa Dağdeviren

“The perfect food would taste as good as fresh popcorn smells.”

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” – Julia Child

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” – John Walters

“The only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the house!”

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.” In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served nothing but leftovers.” The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin

“The fat in meat, fish, ducks and chicken must be kept in the meat and not allowed to run out, else the flavor is all in the juices.” – Yuan Mei

“The fact is that it takes more than ingredients and technique to cook a good meal. A good cook puts something of himself into the preparation—he cooks with enjoyment, anticipation, spontaneity, and he is willing to experiment.” – Pearl Bailey

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“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.” – Emeril Lagasse

“The cooking of the Mediterranean shores, endowed with all the natural resources, the colour and flavour of the South, is a blend of tradition and brilliant improvisation. The Latin genius flashes from the kitchen pans.” – Elizabeth David

“The best things in life are SWEET!!!”

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Taste as you go. When you taste the food throughout the cooking process, you can make adjustments as you go.” – Anne Burrell

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” – Julia Child

“Poultry is for the cook what canvas is for the painter.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

“People want honest, flavorful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare.” – Ted Allen

“One of the most meditative times of my day is when I’m cooking.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

“Once you understand the foundations of cooking—whatever kind you like, whether it’s French or Italian or Japanese—you really don’t need a cookbook anymore.” – Thomas Keller

“Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.” – Truman Capote

“Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.” – Julia Child

“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.” – Laurie Colwin

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat.”The people who give you their food give you their heart.”

“Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.” – Maurice de Vlaminck

“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter and in wine.” – Polish Proverb

“Fifty thousand dollars’ worth of cabinets isn’t going to make you a better cook; cooking is going to make you a better cook. At the end of the day, you can slice a mushroom in about three inches of space, and you can carve a chicken in a foot and a half. So it doesn’t matter how big the kitchen is.” – Tyler Florence

“Cuisine has become too complicated — this is about subject, verb, adjective: duck, turnips, sauce.” – Alain Ducasse

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” – Adelle Davis

“Condiments are like old friends—highly thought of, but often taken for granted.” – Marilyn Kaytor

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.” – Milton Glaser

“Complaints to the Cook…can be hazardous to your health!”

“Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love.” – Turkish Proverb

“Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree.” That makes it a plant.” Chocolate is salad.”

“’Chef’ doesn’t mean that you’re the best cook, it simply means ‘boss.’” – Tom Colicchio


Self Cooking Quotes

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“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cupcakes, and that’s kind of the same thing.”

“You can’t be sad when you’re holding a cupcake.”

“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.” – Heinz Beck

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” – Don Kardong

“with enough butter anything is good.” – Julia Child

“Why yes, I’ve discovered the JOY of cooking.” It’s when my husband does it.”

“Why do brides wear white? Because it’s the most popular color for kitchen appliances.”

“When you hear bacon cooking….that sizzling sound isn’t the fat cooking….that’s applause.” – Jim Gaffigan

“When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four.” I don’t think I can eat eight.” – Yogi Berra

“When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.” – Gail Sheehy

“You don’t come into cooking to get rich.” – Gordon Ramsay

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme

“Some people make too much of a business of cooking. Properly managed, cooking is the simplest of work, but nowhere is an efficiency expert so needed as in the kitchen. There is nothing I hate more than to see a woman, hot, tired, and untidy from cooking a dinner I am supposed to eat. It takes all the pleasure out of the meal.” – G.F. Scotson-Clark

“So when people ask me, ‘What do you think of Michelin?’ I don’t cook for guides. I cook for customers.” – Gordon Ramsay

“Simple ingredients prepared in a simple way – that’s the best way to take your everyday cooking to a higher level.” – Jose Andres

“Sandwiches are wonderful.” You don’t need a spoon or a plate!” – Paul Lynde

“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.” – Malcolm De Chazal

“Sadness is.”missing your mother’s cooking.”

“Respect for food is respect for life, for who we are and what we do.” – Thomas Keller

“Real cooking is more about following your heart than following recipes.” – Unknown

“PROMISE and PIE-CRUST are made to be broken.” – Jonathan Swift

“My definition of man is a cooking animal. The beasts have memory, judgement, and the faculties and passions of our minds in a certain degree; but no beast is a cook… Man alone can dress a good dish; and every man whatever is more or less a cook, in seasoning what he himself eats.” – James Boswell

“My cooking is so fabulous even the smoke alarm is cheering on me on.” – Unknown

“My cooking is fabulous even the smoke alarm is cheering on me on.”

“Marry the one who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming at a restaurant.”

“Many people have eaten in this kitchen & have gone on to lead normal, healthy lives.”

“Love and sausage are alike.” Can never have enough of either.” – Trixie Koontz

“Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.” – Russian proverb

“Like eating your own cooking, / do you favor what you write / Do the words digest completely, / —the stove again to light / As you walk that final mile, / in those shabby cobblers shoes / Will you then embrace at last, / —what was never yours to lose” – Kurt Philip Behm

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.” – Gordon Ramsay

“Kitchen closed due to illness: I am sick of COOKING!!”

“It’s not about passion. ….. Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it’s about desire. If you have a constant, unwavering desire to be a cook, then you’ll be a great cook.” – Thomas Keller

“It doesn’t matter how expensive your kitchen is if you are a bad cook.”

“It does not matter whether one paints a picture, writes a poem, or carves a statue, simplicity is the mark of a master-hand. Don’t run away with the idea that it is easy to cook simply. It requires a long apprenticeship.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“Invest in what’s real. Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

“If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.” – Gordon Ramsay

“If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life.” – Louis Parrish

“If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others. It’s the same with music.” –

“If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”

“If there’s a recipe for success in life, it starts with picking the right ingredients.”

“If god wanted me to cook, why did he invent restaurants??”

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” – Linda Henley

“If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.” – Tom Jaine

“I’m not a chef. But I’m passionate about food – the tradition of it, cooking it, and sharing it.” – Zac Posen

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” – Maya Angelou

“I wish my stove came with a Save As button like Word has.” That way I could experiment with my cooking and not fear ruining my dinner.” – Jarod Kintz

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” – Julia Child

“I want them to bite into a cookie, and think of me, and smile. Food is love. Food has a power. I knew it in my mind, but now I know it in my heart.” – Jael McHenry

“I want someone to look at me the way I look at the chocolate cake.”

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.” – Shauna Niequist

“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.” – Julia Child

“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.” – Gordon Ramsay

“I do not stick to rules when cooking.” I rely on my imagination.”

“I cook, I create, I’m incredibly excited by what I do, I’ve still got a lot to achieve.” – Gordon Ramsay

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.”C Fields

“I came.”I saw.”I decided to order take out!”

“I believe that precision in cooking is not about who can construct the most meticulously perfect recipe, but who can master their skill and techniques so well that they can apply them to more or less anything with great results.” – Magnus Nilsson

“I approach cooking from a science angle because I need to understand how things work. If I understand the egg, I can scramble it better. It’s a simple as that.” – Alton Brown

“I always say that I don’t believe I’m a chef. I try to be a storyteller.” – Jose Andres

“Homemade with love.” In other words, I licked the spoon and kept using it.”

“I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving.” – Christine Lagarde

“I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.” – Al Roker

“I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever’s sharp.” – Wolfgang Puck

“I like hash tags because they look like waffles #”

“I just stepped on a cornflake.” Now I am officially a cereal killer.”

“I just realized I have a passion for not cooking.”

“I just don’t want to look back and think, I could’ve eaten that.”

“I have a passion for not cooking.”

“I hate when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients.”

“I followed my heart and it led me into the fridge.”

“I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” – Subscribe to Kidadl!

“I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.”

“I don’t like gourmet cooking or this cooking or that cooking. I like good cooking.” – James Beard

“I don’t even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.” – Katherine Cebrian

“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.” – Andy Rooney

“I spend a lot of time holding the refrigerator door open looking for answers.”

“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction.” I get to the end and I think, “Well, that’s not going to happen.”

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” – Harry S.” Truman

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” – Voltaire

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.” – Julia Child

“Always cook with love.” Always bake with your heart.” Always enjoy yourself.”

“All you need is LOVE and a cup of COFFEE.”

“All sorrows are less with bread.” – Don Quixote

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

“All cooking is a matter of time. In general, the more time the better.” – John Erskine

“Accidently went grocery shopping on an empty stomach and now I’m the proud owner of Aisle 5.”

COOKING is Love made visible.

Home Cooking Quotes

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“When I come home to my kitchen, I realize it is there that I can best satisfy the eccentricities of my own palate.” – James Beard

“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

“The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.” – Sophia Loren

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.”

“The heart of the home beats in the kitchen and a healthy one beats three times a day.”

“My favorite thing to do at Home is.”COOK!”

“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

“When it comes to cooking, five years ago I felt guilty “just adding water.” Now I want to bang the tube against the countertop and have a five-course meal pop out. If it comes with plastic silverware and a plate that self-destructs, all the better.” – Erma Bombeck

“When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword-swallower gag.” – Russell Baker

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.” – Laiko Bahrs

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” – Anna Thomas

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.” I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

“Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is.” – Julia Child

“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.” – Julia Child

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and cinnamon make it Greek, soy sauce makes it Chinese, garlic makes it good.” – Alice May Brock

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.” – William Shakespeare

“Three words more beautiful for a married woman than I love you.” “NO COOKING TODAY”

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!” – Julia Child

“This evening’s forecast includes a 0% chance of me cooking.”

“There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.” – Elisha Cuthbert

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“My wife treats me like a god; I get a burnt offering at every meal.”

“My two rules of cooking: keep it fresh and keep it simple.” – Michael Isabella

“My mom’s favorite thing to make for dinner is RESERVATIONS.”


“My kitchen was clean last week.” Sorry you missed it.”

“My friend thinks he is smart.” He said onions are the only food that makes you cry.” So I threw a coconut on his face.”

“In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.” – Barbara Costikyan

“In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” – Julia Child

“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.” – Curnonsky

“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” – Maya Angelou

“If you’re not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef.” – Michael Strahan

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

“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.”

“A good cook is not necessarily a good woman with an even temper. Some allowance should be made for the artistic temperament…. Do not be unreasonable and suddenly announce at 7 o’clock that there will be three extra people for dinner. Cooks are only human beings and cannot work miracles.” – Marcel Boulestin

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” – Elisa Schiaparelli

“A clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life.”

“A chef is a mixture maybe of artistry and craft. You have to learn the craft really to get there.” – Wolfgang Puck

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” – Barbara Johnson

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. Elsa Schiaparelli

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