Good Cooking Quotes and Sayings


Good cooking quotes might make your mouth water, think of your favorite dining experience, or give you more appreciation for the cooks in your life. Some say that the secret to cooking is love.

Others say its music. And others have their own definition of what contributes to great cooking. There is hardly any other art form that is so prevalent and yet so much valued.

Cooking can give you a kind of personal gratification that hardly any other form of art can. In fact, it is not just an art – it is a combination of science and art. There are no fixed rules for it. Some are gifted cooks and it comes naturally to them, and then there are those who pave their path to greatness.

There is more to cooking than meets the eye. If you have someone around you who is a great cook or you yourself love the art of cooking, here are some good cooking quotes for you.

Quotes About Cooking

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

Kissing don’t last: cookery do.
Victorian poet George Meredith

Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you — fresh markets and various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.
G. Garvin

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
Julia Child

Good Cooking quotes and sayings.

Good Cooking Quotes

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
Thomas Wolfe

Cooking is the art of adjustment.
Jacques Pepin

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
Julia Child

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When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Laiko Bahrs

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
Craig Claiborne

Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.
Truman Capote

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

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Funny Cooking Quotes

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Phyllis Diller

One day I’m going to make the onions cry.

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.
Polish proverb

An apron is just a cape on backward.

The smoke alarm going off is like the half-time buzzer in my game of cooking.
M.L. Atticus

The saddest thing in life is to marry a woman who looks like a cook – and isn’t.
Evan Esar

Never trust a skinny cook.

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Dining Right Quotations

Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.
Julia Child

Cooking Rule… If at first, you don’t succeed, order pizza.

Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is.
Julia Child

Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.

Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.
Julia Child

When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.
Gail Sheehy

This recipe is called “I tried.”

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

I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture, I’d buy a painting.
Andy Rooney

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Cook Quotes

If anything goes wrong at the table, the cook is forever dishonored. He survives not the disgrace. Let him welcome death.
François Vatel

Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.
Andre Simon

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, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
Laurie Colwin

You don’t have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. Fancy ingredients or recipes are not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better.
Erin Morgenstern

…no one is born a great cook; one learns by doing.
Julia Child

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and good digestion.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’
Alton Brown

There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they’re not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.
Delia Smith

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Cooking with Friends Quotations

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, and enjoying my friends.
Cindy Morgan

Laughter is brightest, where food is best.
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He who receives his friends and gives no personal attention to the meal which is being prepared for them is not worthy of having friends.
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
Maya Angelou

Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Ina Garten

Best Cooking Quotes

If you’re not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef.
Michael Strahan

It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
Miguel de Cervantes

And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
William Shakespeare

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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