Quotes of Cookery

“ Kissing don't last: cookery does! ”

- George Meredith

“ If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. ”

- Harry S.Truman

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

- Gail Sheehy

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

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Violence stinks no matter which side of it you're on. But now and then there's nothing left to do but hit the other person over the head with a frying pan. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ We've got to go back to the drawing board and get some home cooking. ”

- Vince Carter

“ I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking. I like good cooking. ”

- James Beard

“ I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don't require as much cooking. ”

- Carrie Snow

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

- Julia Child

“ Almost everyone in the kitchen has worked in a restaurant or been to cooking school,... One person started as a dishwasher and now cooks and is in a supervisory position. ”

- Alex Levine

“ I was cooking breakfast this morning for my kids, and I thought, "He's just like a Teflon frying pan: Nothing sticks to him.". ”

- Patricia Schroeder

“ Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect! ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Don't tell me about God having made such creatures to be companions for us! I don't say but He might make Eve to be a companion for Adam in Paradise — there was no cooking to be spoilt there, and no other woman to cackle with and make mischief; though you see what mischief she did as soon as she'd an opportunity. ”

- George Eliot

“ For schools like this, cooking fresh food every day would be impossible because the facilities we have got are set up to reheat food. It would be great if the government were to give us the money for a new kitchen, to make fresh food for 380 children each day, but I'm not so sure that is going to happen. ”

- John Hicks

“ If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ I can boil a kettle for a pot noodle and have been known to warm up some food in the microwave but cookery is definitely not one of my specialties. ”

- Michael J. Owen

“ Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain. ”

- Fawn M. Brodie

“ My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. ”

- Phyllis Diller

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

- Harriet van Horne

“ I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking. ”

- Katherine Cebrian

“ Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking. ”

- Unknown

“ Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking. ”

- Unknown

“ There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. ”

- Thomas Wolfe

“ To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat — the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. ”

- Anthelme Brillat Savarin

“ Too many cooks spoil the brothel. ”

- Polly Adler

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

- James Beard

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

- Mignon McLaughlin
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