Quotes of Chef

“ The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went. ”

- Hector Hugh Munro

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

- Thomas Wolfe

“ There is no one who would have me - I can't cook. ”

- Greta Garbo

“ There is no one who does not exaggerate! ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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

“ 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

“ Make lunch, not war. ”

- Unknown

“ Kissing don't last: cookery does! ”

- George Meredith

“ 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. ”

- Unknown

“ I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tunafish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. ”

- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

“ 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

“ If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. ”

- Linda Henley

“ Eh! Je suis leur chef, il fallait bien les suivre. ”

- Alexandre Auguste Ledru Rollin

“ The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn't even know they carried. ”

- Mignon McLaughlin

“ A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch. ”

- James Beard

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

- Harriet van Horne

“ 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

“ I, alas, must present myself somewhat ignominiously as a chef in a busy kitchen. Somewhere a novel is bubbling on a back burner, an old attempt at history may come out of the freezer. ”

- Theodore H. White

“ I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life. ”

- Geoffrey Rush

“ 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
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