159 Cooked Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of cooked quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about cooking.

Short Cooked Quotes

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  • Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine. — Marco Pierre White
  • Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author
  • Herbs are the friend of the physician and the pride of cooks. — Charlemagne
  • Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. — E. O. Wilson
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis
  • Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini
  • Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. — Socrates
  • A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller
  • The so-called nouvelle cuisine usually means not enough on your plate and too much on your bill. — Paul Bocuse
  • We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus
Cooked quote The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.

Simple Chef Quotes

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No matter what it is you are cooking, buy the best ingredients you can afford. I don't care if it's a simple salad or Beef Wellington. A quality product stands alone and won't need any dressing up. — Joe Bastianich

My two rules of cooking: keep it fresh and keep it simple. — Michael Isabella

I think it's a universal truth that most chefs I know are happiest eating simple, unadorned good things. — Anthony Bourdain

'The chef on duty will constantly point out the time, name the next project, and finish with 'push!' The entire team then calls it back. It is a simple one, but it gives me goosebumps every time. — Jorge Hernandez

Cooking Quotes

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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

Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine. — Marco Pierre White

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

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Herbs are the friend of the physician and the pride of cooks. — Charlemagne

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. — Paul Bocuse

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. — E. O. Wilson

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis

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. — Tupac Shakur

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality. — William Shakespeare

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. — Auren Hoffman

Cooking Shows Quotes

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

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. — Tupac Shakur

The turnip is a capricious vegetable, which seems reluctant to show itself at its best. — Waverley Root

Even now, when I do a slide show of the Geek Squad story, the first slide is a photo of ramen noodles. Because for me, ramen noodles are the international symbol for struggle. — Robert Stephens

I taped my first series for PBS in 1982 at WJCT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, called 'Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin,' was about saving time and money in the kitchen - and it was a celebration of simple and unpretentious food. — Jacques Pepin

I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia Child's cooking show during dinner and joke with my roommates about becoming a TV chef. — Martin Yan

People want honest, flavourful food, not some show-off meal that takes days to prepare. — Ted Allen

I wanted to come up with a hybrid show of sorts that wasn't your traditional 'dump and stir' type of cooking show. — Sayings

I'm obsessed with cooking shows, even though they make everything look so easy when it isn't. — Joely Fisher

I would like to host a show, something like travel or cooking or something like that, something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching a couple television shows. — Trishelle Cannatella

Cookery Quotes

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Hunger finds no fault with cookery. — Vietnamese Proverbs

The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied. — Francois FeNelon

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements. — Marcel Boulestin

God sends meat and the devil sends cooks. — Thomas Deloney

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. — Marie-Antoine Careme

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. — Benjamin Franklin

Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach. — Athenaeus

As in the fine arts, the progress of mankind from barbarism to civilisation is marked by a gradual succession of triumphs over the rude materialities of nature, so in the art of cookery is the progress gradual from the earliest and simplest modes, to those of the most complicated and refined. — Isabella Beeton

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! — Thomas Carlyle

Cookery means…English thoroughness, French art, and Arabian hospitality; it means the knowledge of all fruits and herbs and balms and spices; it means carefulness, inventiveness, and watchfulness. — John Ruskin

Cooks In The Kitchen Quotes

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When I'm old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in. — Ava Gardner

In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection. — Curnonsky

Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye. — Gordon Ramsay

The most used piece of kit in my kitchen is my saucepan. I use it every morning to cook my porridge in. The least used piece of equipment? I'd say a food mixer. I've never used it, I don't really know what they're for. — David Walliams

Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music. — Julia Child

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. — Laurie Colwin

My wife is such a bad cook, if we leave dental floss in the kitchen the roaches hang themselves. — Rodney Dangerfield

Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit. — Anthony Bourdain

This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun! — Julia Child

Here is a kitchen improvement, in return for Peacock. For roasting or basting a chicken, render down your fat or butter with cider: about a third cider. Let it come together slowly, till the smell of cider and the smell of fat are as one. This will enliven even a frozen chicken. — Sylvia Townsend Warner

French Cooking Quotes

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I'm a breakfast type of guy. Don't get me wrong. I can cook, I'm kinda nice on the burner, but I enjoy making breakfast. I do it all... Scrambled eggs... French toast... Pancakes... Breakfast is my thing. — Ja Rule

The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. — Julia Child

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. — M. F. K. Fisher

How can people say they don't eat eggplant when God loves the color and the French love the name? I don't under'stand. — Jeff Smith

God made only water, but man made wine. — Victor Hugo

My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years. — Tom Brady

Sauces comprise the honor and glory of French cookery. They have contributed to its superiority, or pre-eminence, which is disputed by none. Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate his talent. — Curnonsky

Bouillabaisse is only good because cooked by the French, who, if they cared to try, could produce an excellent and nutritious substitute out of cigar stumps and empty matchboxes. — Norman Douglas

Sometimes, if you want to be happy, you've got to run away to Bath and marry a punk rocker. Sometimes you've got to dye your hair cobalt blue, or wander remote islands in Sicily, or cook your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year, for no very good reason. — Julie Powell

Just like becoming an expert in wine, you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford. — Julia Child

Home Cooking Quotes

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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

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini

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A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller

The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. — Sophia Loren

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

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements. — Marcel Boulestin

History consists of a corpus ascertained facts. The facts are available to the historian in documents, inscriptions and so on, like fish in the fishmonger's slab. The historian collects them, takes them home, and cooks and serves them in whatever style appeals to him. — Edward Hallett Carr

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. — Joan Dye Gussow

I like going out and I like being single, but a growing part of me would rather just stay home, cook food with someone I really like, and do nothing. — Aziz Ansari

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

Culinary Quotes

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Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality. — William Shakespeare

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. — Socrates

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A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller

The so-called nouvelle cuisine usually means not enough on your plate and too much on your bill. — Paul Bocuse

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. — Louis Pasteur

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Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. — Auguste Escoffier

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." — Brian Yorkey

Cooking Classes Quotes

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This June, I'll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage. — Jacques Pepin

I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. 'If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you. — Jacques Pepin

All sorrows are less with bread. — Miguel de Cervantes

Cooking done with care is an act of love. — Craig Claiborne

All the homeschooling parents I know meet on a regular basis with other families. They organize field trips, cooking classes, reading clubs and Scout troops. Their children tend to be happy, confident and socially engaged. — Quinn Cummings

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? — Will Estes

No one who cooks cooks alone. — Laurie Colwin

I took cooking classes when I was younger; girls weren't interested in me, and I thought I may be alone for the rest of my life. — Michael Jordan

Sister Maria Martinez whom I believe I've mentioned before has been giving me cooking classes. Today I learned how to bake mean banana bread. The secret apparently is half a cup of dark rum. — Adele Griffin

Lots of the cooking classes open to non-professionals are too low level for experienced foodies, or don’t offer enough hands-on training. — Homaro Cantu

Italian Cooking Quotes

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Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do. — P. J. O'Rourke

I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of 'Everyday Italian,' and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It's very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta. — Giada De Laurentiis

I can't stand people that do not take food seriously. — Oscar Wilde

I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook. — Robert Mondavi

I love cooking. I like to make lasagna - its authentic Italian-style. I also do a great chicken recipe for a barbecue. — Sullivan Stapleton

The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it. — Mario Batali

I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is. — Mario Batali

There's an old joke that you know you're in heaven if the cooks are Italian and the engineering is German. If it's the other way around you're in hell. — David Byrne

I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season. — Anne Burrell

Love To Cook Quotes

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A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller

Baking may be regarded as a science, but it's the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life. Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile. — Anna Olson

I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili. — Joely Fisher

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People who love to eat are always the best people. — Julia Child

I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of 'Everyday Italian,' and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It's very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta. — Giada De Laurentiis

The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen. — James Beard

When you cook it should be an act of love. To put a frozen bag in the microwave for your child is an act of hate. — Raymond Blanc

Cooking is an art and patience a virtue. Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing - love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist — Keith Floyd

I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything. — Elle Fanning

The truffle is not a positive aphrodisiac, but it can upon occasion make women tenderer and men more apt to love. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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More Cooked Quotes

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Cooked quote by Unknown Author

Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

Cooked quote by Charlemagne

Herbs are the friend of the physician and the pride of cooks. — Charlemagne

Cooked quote by Thomas Keller

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. — Thomas Keller

Cooked quote by Julia Child

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. — Julia Child

Cooked quote by William Shakespeare

The last taste of sweets is sweetest last. — William Shakespeare

Cooked quote by W. C. Fields

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. — W. C. Fields

Cooked quote by Juana Inés de la Cruz

One can perfectly well philosophize while cooking supper. — Juana Inés de la Cruz

Cooked quote by Harriet Van Horne

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

Cooked quote by Elsa Schiaparelli

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. — Elsa Schiaparelli

Cooked quote by Cesar Chavez

The people who give you their food give you their heart. — Cesar Chavez

Cooked quote by Julia Child

People who love to eat are always the best people. — Julia Child

Cooked quote by Julia Child

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

Cooked quote by Steven Wright

I got food poisoning today. I don't know when I'll use it. — Steven Wright

Cooked quote by Curly Howard

Are you casting asparagus on my cooking? — Curly Howard

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

Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine. — Marco Pierre White

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. — Paul Bocuse

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. — E. O. Wilson

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. — Adelle Davis

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. — Cus D'Amato

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. — Tupac Shakur

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality. — William Shakespeare

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. — Auren Hoffman

There is something wrong when you wait in line thirty minutes to get a hamburger that was cooked for ninety seconds an hour ago. — Lewis Grizzard

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. — Federico Fellini

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. — Socrates

The so-called nouvelle cuisine usually means not enough on your plate and too much on your bill. — Paul Bocuse

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus

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. — Madam C. J. Walker

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

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. — Thomas Keller

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. — Louis Pasteur

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. — Thomas Keller

God will provide the food, but he will not cook the dinner. — Thomas Troward

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. — Jamie Oliver

You can buy a good pasta but when you cook it yourself it has another feeling. — Agnes Varda

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. — Devon Werkheiser

The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. — Sophia Loren

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." — Brian Yorkey

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. — Juliet Mills

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. — Ronald Reagan

Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner. — E. O. Wilson

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. — Fernand Point

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. — Nouman Ali Khan

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. — Dixon Lanier Merritt

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