25 Quotes About Cooking and Its Many Pleasures
Cooking is not everyone's forte, but it is definitely something we all want to be better at. While most individuals love cooking, others among us cannot stand being in the kitchen. Here are 25 quotes about cooking and why many love cooking up a storm.
Cooking is the process of making meals using several ingredients. There are many ways of preparing different dishes, and some people have mastered them.
Chefs specifically use their technical culinary skills when cooking food. They look out for presentation, creativity, portion, and taste. Here are 25 quotes about cooking from some of the world's celebrity chefs, including those who express their passion at home.
Cooking Meals Quotes
"When you roast a chicken perfectly, there's nothing more delicious." — Marco Pierre White
"I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world." — Katy Perry
"So, if I'm cooking, I'll be steaming vegetables, making some nice salad, that kind of stuff.”"— Paul McCartney
"If you are the kind of person who makes homemade chicken stock on the regular and keeps it frozen in various sized containers for all your cooking needs, I truly commend you. Quality homemade stock will invariably add great depth of flavor and body to a recipe. But it's a luxury, not a necessity - it gilds the lily, as they say." — Claire Saffitz
"The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it." — Stephen Hawking
The Process of Cooking
"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 love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." — Harriet Van Horne
"Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy." — Mary Berry
"You don't have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love." — Tom Junod
"Cooking is an art, but all art requires knowing something about the techniques and materials. Using modernist techniques, you get more control, and that allows you to be more artistic, not less!" — Nathan Myhrvold
"Cooking is creating emotion." — Joel Robuchon
"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity." — Guy Fieri
"I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression." — Maya Angelou
"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
"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
"I'm not a chef. But I'm passionate about food - the tradition of it, cooking it, and sharing it." — Zac Posen
"Every time we get into an argument about cooking or laundering shirts, she shakes her Oscar at me, and I'm dead in the water. It would be a great equalizer now after 33 years." — Paul Newman
"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
"If you're not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef." — Michael Strahan
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." ― W.C. Fields
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ― Julia Child
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup." ― H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques
"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
"Calvin: Why are you crying mom? Mom: I'm cutting up an onion. Calvin: It must be hard to cook if you anthrpomorphisize your vegetables." ― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
"Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need." ― Julia Child
Food is often said to bring people together. Families, friends, or colleagues usually gather to feast on tasty meals. Although most people love cooking, there are others who do not like it.
They either do not have an interest in cooking or need help learning how to cook. Some cooks are often criticized for their meals, and former football star Michael Strahan says people should refrain from being negative about other people's food, especially if they aren't the ones making them. Meanwhile, Ina Garten thinks making a homemade meal is better than going to a restaurant.
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