Physically he was the connoisseur's connoisseur. He was a giant panda, Santa Claus and the Jolly Green Giant rolled into one. On him, a lean and slender physique would have looked like very bad casting.

— Craig Claiborne

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When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.


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


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


Cooking done with care is an act of love.


Nothing rekindles my spirits, gives comfort to my heart and mind, more than a visit to Mississippi... and to be regaled as I often have been, with a platter of fried chicken, field peas, collard greens, fresh corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with French dressing... and to top it all off with a wedge of freshly baked pecan pie.


Give me a platter of choice finnan haddie, freshly cooked in its bath of water and milk, add melted butter, a slice or two of hot toast, a pot of steaming Darjeeling tea, and you may tell the butler to dispense with the caviar, truffles and nightingales' tongues.


Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground.

The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute.


He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.


There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.


For some obscure reason, some authorities seem bent on making the drinking of wine a ritual more complicated than chess. They have succeeded in inhibiting a large section of the public and depriving them of one of the greatest pleasures known to man.


I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write.

You have to spend a lifetime in love with words.


Man is born to eat.


About Craig Claiborne

Quotes 13 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Editor
Birthday October 16