quote by Thomas Keller

A cookbook must have recipes, but it shouldn't be a blueprint. It should be more inspirational; it should be a guide.

— Thomas Keller

Stunning Cookbook quotations

Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.

Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that simply knocks me out.

Collectively the media; the meat, oil, and dairy industries; most prominent chefs and cookbook authors; and our own government are not presenting accurate advice about the healthiest way to eat.

Central heating, French rubber goods and cookbooks are three amazing proofs of man's ingenuity in transforming necessity into art, and, of these, cookbooks are perhaps most lastingly delightful.

If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions.

Half of the receipts in our cookbooks are mere murder to such constitutions and stomachs as we grow here. ...in America, owing to our brighter skies and more fervid climate, we have developed an acute, nervous delicacy of temperament far more akin to that of France than of England.

Food is an implement of magic, and only the most coldhearted rationalist could squeeze the juices of life out of it and make it bland. In a true sense, a cookbook is the best source of psychological advice and the kitchen the first choice of room for a therapy of the world.

One of the things I do in my cookbooks is I will do a conversion from outdoor to indoor grilling so you can do it year-round.

Whats more important than recipes is how we think about food, and a good cookbook should open up a new way of doing just that.

I've read hundreds of cookbooks. Most of those cookbooks don't even tell you how to get a steak ready, how to bake biscuits or an apple pie.

The only two kinds of books could earn an American writer a living are cookbooks and detective novels.

A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe.

One of the problems with writing a cookbook is that recipes exist in the moment.

Cookbooks bear the same relation to real books that microwave food bears to your grandmother?s.

The argument that making contraceptives available to young people would prevent teen pregnancies is ridiculous. That's like offering a cookbook as a cure to people who are trying to lose weight.

Half the cookbooks tell you how to cook the food and the other half tell you how to avoid eating it.

Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn't.

I've always had a fantasy to write a cookbook, because everyone wants to know what a model eats.

Do you really want to make risotto to order when you have eight guests sitting there? No. It won't work. Most cookbooks won't tell you that. They will say make it and it will come out perfectly. They should tell you you're probably going to screw it up the first 10 times you make it.

As far as cookbooks go, I think Joy of Cooking is a classic.

I've used it over and over again. Julia Child frustrates me. By the time you get all her herbs together, you're exhausted

Look at cookbooks with your kids and ask them what sounds good.

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.

Once you understand the foundations of cooking - whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese - you really don't need a cookbook anymore.

There's just so much love that goes into home cooking, and I think it will really help the American family overall. I'm hoping to maybe get a cookbook out one day because I've got some great family recipes.

If I could come out in this book and advocate complete revolution and the violent overthrow of the United States of America, without being thrown in jail, I would not have written The Anarchist Cookbook, and there would be no need for it.

Most women loathe limericks, for the same reason that calves hate cookbooks.

The Pigtronix Envelope Phaser pedal is a definite 'must have' for your Funk recipe cookbook......it adds definite Funkaliciousness to your WOO stew.

As if a cookbook had anything to do with writing.

The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books.

The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food, and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it!

All I watch is the Food Network. I took a cheesemaking class a few weeks ago, and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. I'm into every kind of cookbook and anything by Anthony Bourdain. I'd love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef.

Oh, did I tell you I have a cookbook? I have a cookbook deal.

What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food.

No one who cooks cooks alone.