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

Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.

'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

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

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.

For me, cooking is very connected to my family and friends.

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

I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar.

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.

As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I'm doing either of these things.

I'd love to learn to cook. I think the ladies like a guy who can cook. Also, there are lots of available ladies at cooking classes. Can you tell I'm single?

What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.

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

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

Kissing don't last: cookery do!

When people compliment my cooking, it's like somebody telling me that they like my music. And it's great to be known for something else.

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.

If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.

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

I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come back from work it is the last thing I want to do, really is spend loads of time cooking.

I love being at home and cooking and baking.

I can cook really well. I started cooking as a kid, so I can fend for myself in the kitchen and even do a little gourmet action.

In rowing, you're always striving for that perfect stroke, that repetition, each one being as good as the last. Same thing with cooking. You can't say, 'Oh, I don't feel well, so I'm going to put out a crappy plate.'

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

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

I have a lot of cooking tools. In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives. Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys.

Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.

I don't believe in low-fat cooking.

I guess I fell into cooking.

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

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!

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

I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book.

The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

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.

Clean living keeps me in shape. Righteous thoughts are my secret. And New Orleans home cooking.

It's rest I want--there, I have said it out--From cooking meals for hungry hired menAnd washing dishes after them--from doingThings over and over that just won't stay done.By good rights I ought not to have so muchPut on me, but there seems no other way.Len says one steady pull more ought to do it.He says the best way out is always through.And I agree to that, or in so farAs that I can see no way out but through--Leastways for me--and then they'll be convinced.

Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventually our souls, I know that it was a rare home that baked good bread in the old days. Mother's cooking was with rare exceptions poor, that good unpasteurized milk touched only by flies and bits of manure crawled with bacteria, the healthy old-time life was riddled with aches, sudden death from unknown causes, and that sweet local speech I mourn was the child of illiteracy and ignorance. It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better.

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

The truth is, almost nobody wants to experience real nature.

What people want is to spend a week or two in a cabin in the woods, with screens on the windows. They want a simplified life for a while, without all their stuff. Or a nice river rafting trip for a few days, with somebody else doing the cooking. Nobody wants to go back to nature in any real way, and nobody does. It's all talk

The number-one cause of death in children under five .

.. water-borne diseases? Diarrhea? Malnutrition? No: it's breathing the smoke from indoor cooking fires - acute respiratory infections. Over two million deaths every year.

I wouldn't exactly call it 'cooking' but I can make noodles.

That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it's done.

Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store.

Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world.

Demetrie came to wait on my grandmother in 1955 and stayed for 32 years.

It was common, in Mississippi, to have a black domestic cleaning the kitchen, cooking the meals, looking after the white children.

I'm taking care of the children, doing a bit of cooking and trying to do a bit of DIY around the house. But that's not going too well.

Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up!

My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I'm a repair chick.

It really started cooking when I moved to Houston. I bought a house and got my own barbeque pit.

Growing up, others girls wanted to dance and help their mums with the cooking.

I liked to play soccer with the boys. Or I'd be off on my own, tilting mirrors towards the sun in order to burn armies of ants. That was my idea of fun.