Life is a combination of magic and pasta.— Federico Fellini
Pleasurable Italian Cooking quotations
I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we - really, it's more southern. It's Naples and Sicily. It's heavier. It's over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius.
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.
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money.
Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do.
I can't stand people that do not take food seriously.
I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
I love cooking. I like to make lasagna - its authentic Italian-style. I also do a great chicken recipe for a barbecue.
I'm Italian. I love to cook Italian food, so I learned from my dad how to make sauce and meatballs and all that stuff. With my wife and kids, I started making homemade pasta. The very first time, I didn't have a pasta maker, so I had to cut it with a knife, the old-school way! The noodles were all jacked up, but it was fun.
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.
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.
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.
If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?
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.
As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.
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.
Nowadays I actually cook Italian-style food more than French heavy sauces.
I make a good salad, some great roasted vegetables, grilled fish. Im crazy about L.A. because at the farmers market you find all kinds of wild mushrooms.
I cook Italian, Thai and Vietnamese, I've always liked to cook.
I just love food, especially my mom's Bulgarian cooking.
Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant. I also love Italian food.
Noel [Charles, husband] and I love cooking.
He does his cooking and I do mine. I'm the traditional English cook, with a twist now and then. Because I was married to an Italian, I'm also pretty good at Italian food. Noel, he can cook anything, so can Julian.
Happiness is German engineering, Italian cooking, and Belgian chocolate.
I'm married to an Italian woman, and I used to love cooking Italian at home, because it's one-pot cooking. But my wife does not approve of my Italian cooking.
I do not cook. However, if I did, I'd cook all Italian food, all the time.
Growing up, I was always in the kitchen.
Even in third grade, I made cooking videos called 'The Little Italian.' Very little production value, but it was good.
You probably think Italians like meals with heavy meats and sauces, but they actually prefer light meats. They see turkey as a healthy, light white meat that lends itself excellently to their style of cooking, and they use it in many different ways. Also, Europeans do not celebrate Thanksgiving so they perceive turkey as an all-year round option.
There have been many definitions of hell, but for the English the best definition is that it is the place where the Germans are the police, the Swedish are the comedians, the Italians are the defense force, Frenchmen dig the roads, the Belgians are the pop singers, the Spanish run the railways, the Turks cook the food, the Irish are the waiters, the Greeks run the government, and the common language is Dutch.
What has impressed me the most about the Italians whose tables we've sat at is that they are traditional cooks but also outrageously innovative. These people are wild improvisers.
I did enjoy cooking, I still do really enjoy cooking - I make a nice salmon dish, and Im a huge meat freak, so I love to bang a few steaks on the grill or pasta. Anything Italian, really.
I'm away so much I've had to learn to cook, and I find it relaxing after filming. I make stews and liver and bacon, and an Italian mate taught me how to make a mean puttanesca sauce.
80% of Italian cooking is done in a sauté pan.
Not everyone in Italy may know how to cook, but nearly everyone knows how to eat. Eating in Italy is one more manifestation of the Italian's age-old gift of making art out of life.
I've always been able to cook Italian food. That's in my blood because I'm half Sicilian.
I've always felt like a foreigner wherever I've lived.
I don't feel much towards my Italian or Scottish roots, although I do cook the pasta at home.
I'm an avid cook. Brazilian, some Italian, a little French. And I often throw dinner parties.
I learned to cook from my mom. Most of what I ate growing up was Italian cooking.
The past was a consumable, subject to the national preference for familiar products. And history, in America, is a dish best served plain. The first course could include a dollop of Italian in 1492, but not Spanish spice or French sauce or too much Indian corn. Nothing too filling or fancy ahead of the turkey and pumpkin pie, just the way Grandma used to cook it.