When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings, no social harmony.

— Marie-Antoine Careme

The most unconventional Marie-Antoine Careme quotes that will transform you to a better person

The guardian and arbiter of superlative eating, with every meal an unforgettable experience in pleasure, starting with the soup, which he said, 'must be the agent provocateur of a good dinner.'


to "set the standard for beauty in classical and modem cookery, and attest to the distant future that the French chefs of the 19th century were the most famous in the world.


My boy, the 'quenelles de sole' were splendid, but the peas were poor.

You should shake the pan gently, all the time, like this.


Beef is the soul of cooking.


Why should the Marquis de Cussy wage war on soup? I cannot understand a dinner without it. I hold soup to be the well beloved of the stomach.


... the agent provocateur of a good dinner.


The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry.


I want order and taste. A well displayed meal is enhanced one hundred per cent in my eyes.