Become familiar with your home, but know also about your neighbors. The young man who never went anywhere thinks his mother is the greatest cook.— Chinua Achebe
Instructive Cooke quotations
Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine.
Herbs are the friend of the physician and the pride of cooks.
If an architect makes a mistake, he grows ivy to cover it.
If a doctor makes a mistake, he covers it with soil. If a cook makes a mistake, he covers it with some sauce and says it is a new recipe.
Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you're hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you... Fear is a friend of exceptional people... You must understand fear so you can manipulate it.
Dear Mama, don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good, Tell the homies I'm in heaven, and they ain't got hoods. Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook, Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke.
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Unless he doesn't like sushi, then you also have to teach him to cook.
There is something wrong when you wait in line thirty minutes to get a hamburger that was cooked for ninety seconds an hour ago.
Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.
The so-called nouvelle cuisine usually means not enough on your plate and too much on your bill.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.
From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground.
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.
When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, that is what cooking is all about.
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
Its not about passion. Passion is something that we tend to overemphasize, that we certainly place too much importance on. Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it's about desire. If you have constant, unwavering desire to be a cook, then u'll be a great cook.
God will provide the food, but he will not cook the dinner.
I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
You can buy a good pasta but when you cook it yourself it has another feeling.
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.
The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.
The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.
Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner.
So you can settle the fuck down. My mother used to say, "Primero comemos, entonces lo demás." That means, "first we eat, then we do everything else."
If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.
A wonderful bird is a pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak Food enough for a week; But I'm damned if I see how the helican.
Islam doesn't try to destroy cultures;
it cleans them up. You can keep your language but get rid of your racist speech. You can keep your style of cooking, but get rid of alcohol. You can keep your cultural dresses, but keep your modesty on the highest level.