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, various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
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.
Cooking is the art of adjustment.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.
The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.
Funny Cooking Quotes
My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
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.
An apron is just a cape on backward.
The smoke alarm going off is like the half-time buzzer in my game of cooking.
The saddest thing in life is to marry a woman who looks like a cook – and isn’t.
Never trust a skinny cook.
Dining Right Quotations
Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.
Cooking Rule… If at first you don’t succeed, order pizza.
Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is.
Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.
Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.
When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.
This recipe is called, “I tried.”
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
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.
If anything goes wrong at the table, the cook is forever dishonored. He survives not the disgrace. Let him welcome death.
Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.
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.
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 not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better.
…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’
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.
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, enjoying my friends.
Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish Proverb – For more Irish Sayings
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.
I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Best Cooking Quotes
If you’re not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef.
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.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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