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
Sensational Cookery quotations
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.
God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.
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.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Crackers, toasted or hard bread may be added a short time before the soup is wanted; but do not put in those libels on civilized cookery, called DUMPLINGS! One might about as well eat, with the hope of digesting, a brick from the ruins of Babylon, as one of the hard, heavy masses of boiled dough which usually pass under this name.
Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
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.
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!
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.
I tell people all the time, you have to be in love with that pot.
You have to put all your love in that pot. If you're in a hurry,just eat your sandwich and go. Don't even start cooking, because you can't do anything well in a hurry. I love food. I love serving people. I love satisfying people.
Sauces in cookery are like the first rudiments of grammar - the foundation of all languages.
I believe that because I had obtained a wife who was made up of wife-signs (beauty, charm, softness, perfume, cookery) I had found love.
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art.
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
If an artist may say nothing except what he has invented by his own sole efforts, it stands to reason he will be poor in ideas. If he could take what he wants wherever he could find it, as Euripides and Dante and Michelangelo and Shakespeare and Bach were free, his larder would always be full, and his cookery might be worth tasting.
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.
Cookery is naturally the most ancient of the arts, as of all arts it is the most important.
The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume, but a good stomach excels them all; to which nothing contributes more than industry and temperance.
Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.
Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Some simple dishes recommend themselves to our imaginations as well as palates.
Al journalism should be investigative, from football to cookery
Good cookery is not an extravagance but an economy, and many a tasty dish is made by our Continental friends out of materials which would be discarded indignantly by the poorest tramp in Whitechapel.
My interest in food really began with a months cookery course in Frome, Somerset, after my A-levels. I left the course not an incredible cook, alas, but a real enthusiast. Food and cooking is at the core of entertaining, and my passion grew and grew.
If your slave commits a fault, do not smash his teeth with your fists;
give him some of the (hard) biscuit which famous Rhodes has sent you.
It is not, in fact, cookery books that we need half so much as cooks really trained to a knowledge of their duties.
Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: as 'art for art's sake' it is unthinkable.
A man may sing in his bath every morning without the least encouragement, but no cook can cook just for his or her own sake in a like manner. All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.
All our science is just a cookery book, with an orthodox theory of cooking that nobody's allowed to question, and a list of recipes that mustn't be added to except by special permission from the head cook.
Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.
Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication.
It's funny, when you look back in history books or American cookery books, one of the reasons that the quinces and cranberries are used so often is because of their natural jelling properties.
Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.
Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper.
A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding.