It is not, in fact, cookery books that we need half so much as cooks really trained to a knowledge of their duties.— Eliza Acton
Sensual Cookery Books quotations
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.
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.
There are some readers who have never read an essay on taste;
and if they take my advice they never will, for they can no more improve their taste by so doing than they could improve their appetite or digestion by studying a cookery-book.
I have a good collection of cookery books.
This is not so much because I like cooking, but because I like eating.
Women can spin very well; but they cannot make a good book of cookery.
Deprived of their newspapers or a novel, reading-addicts will fall back onto cookery books, on the literature which is wrapped around bottles of patent medicine, on those instructions for keeping the contents crisp which are printed on the outside of boxes of breakfast cereals. On anything.
I stretched out my hand towards the little bookshelf where I kept cookery and devotional books, the most comfortable bedside reading.
I have always read all the latest cookery books and magazines, from all over the world.
When you get me a good man made out of arguments, I will get you a good dinner with reading you the cookery book.
Suddenly creativity is the popular goal.
Ironically, a quality dissonant with our conventional education process is greatly in demand in adults - and those who survive the system without losing their creative integrity are richly rewarded. The magic word in a book's title almost ensures sales: Creative Stitchery, Creative Cookery, Creative Gardening. ... Perhaps we are trying to develop something that was innately ours.
The problem for cookery-bookery writers like me is to understand the extent of our readers' experience. I hope have solved that riddle in my books by simply telling everything. The experienced cook will know to skip through the verbiage, but the explanations will be there for those who still need them.
He'd noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: it fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination - but at the end of the day they'd settle quite happily for egg and chips. If it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.
Will Thisbee gave me The Beginner's Cook-Book for Girl Guides.
It was just the thing; the writer assumes you know nothing about cookery and writes useful hints - "When adding eggs, break the shells first.