Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
~Harriet Van Horne
Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.
~Maurice de Vlaminck
I don’t believe in low-fat cooking.
Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Savory seasonings stimulate the appetite.
I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~Voltaire
Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!
It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray.
The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.
~Beatrice & Ira Freeman
The belly rules the mind.
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.
~Old New York Proverb
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
~Alfred E. Newman
If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will. ~Robert Frost
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
~George Bernard Shaw
I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. ~Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don’t own, to make a dish the dog wouldn’t eat.
And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts! ~James Beard
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile.
The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them.
Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat.
If wishes and buts were clusters of nuts, we’d all have a bowl of granola.
~From Strangers with Candy
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.