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70+ Cooking Quotes

Cooking or cookery is the art of preparing food for consumption. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, from grilling food over an open fire to using electric stoves, to baking in various types of ovens, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions and trends. This is a collection of 70+ Cooking quotes and sayings.


Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy. - Mary Berry
Cooking is an art form, a creative thing. - Clarence Clemons
Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye. - Gordon Ramsay
Usually, one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. - Julia Child
For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place. - Wolfgang Puck
Cooking is a philosophy; it's not a recipe. - Marco Pierre White
Cooking is like love. You don't have to be particularly beautiful or very glamorous, or even very exciting to fall in love. You just have to be interested in it. It's the same thing with food. - Laurie Colwin
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. - Guy Fieri
Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don't fall at least 10 times, then you're not skiing hard enough. - Guy Fieri
I always get so excited cooking chicken wings. - Jourdan Dunn
Great cooking favors the prepared hands. - Jacques Pepin
Cooking can cure almost anything. - Michelle Dockery
Cooking is about imbibing different cultures and putting them in a plate on the table. - Johnny Iuzzini
Food was a labor of love you felt by cooking it and eating it. - George Tillman, Jr.
My love of entertaining and cooking truly came from traveling. - Tiffani Thiessen
The most important thing for me is to walk the little alleys of the city, to find the little alcove where someone is cooking something, and just watch them do it. That's my idea of fun. - Yotam Ottolenghi
I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it's about perfection. - Ree Drummond
Cooking turkey every year doesn't have to be monotonous - I want people to always mix it up using different spices and preparations. - Marcus Samuelsson
You look at the Barefoot Contessa or Lydia Bastianich, and it's just like watching your mother cooking. - Ruth Reichl
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. - Harriet Van Horne
I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. - Maya Angelou
Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't. - Gerard Depardieu
Cooking is an expression that crosses boundaries. - Ranveer Brar
Cooking is good therapy for me. - Lidia Bastianich
The way to entice people into cooking is to cook delicious things. - Yotam Ottolenghi
Hospitality and cooking are my passion, and I love nothing more than seeing someone's face when they taste an unforgettable bite. - Ayesha Curry
I love cooking; it's a very good way to get your mind off things. - David Cameron
No rules. Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto
The process and organization leading up to cooking the egg can tell you a lot about the cook. - David Chang
Sometimes I look up a recipe for chicken and tomatoes and end up cooking pork. The inspiration gets lost in translation. - Alex Guarnaschelli
I have a great time cooking and eating Thai green chicken curry. - Akshay Kumar
Writing's just as natural to me as getting up and cooking breakfast. - Dolly Parton
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. - Thomas Keller
Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. - Hillary Clinton
Cooking for six people every day is like having a cafe. - Linda McCartney
I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents. - Red Smith
Having sharp, great knives will enable you to cook very precisely. Knife skills are essential in cooking. - Eric Ripert
Cooking is the best way to unwind at the end of a long writing day. There's something mindless and hands-on about cooking, which makes it feel like the very opposite of writing, which is heady but inactive. - Lauren Kate
Cooking today is a young man's game, I don't give a bollocks what anyone says. - Gordon Ramsay
I think cooking should be an experience, not a chore. - Adrienne C. Moore
My cooking style is simple, healthy, and very basic. - Dean Cain
You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try. - Ellen Swallow Richards
Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. - Maurice de Vlaminck
You don't come into cooking to get rich. - Gordon Ramsay
Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make. - Guy Fieri
I think baking's far easier than cooking, and because of that, it's more approachable. - Paul Hollywood
Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. - David Chang
Cooking is exactly like making music. - Charlie Trotter
Cooking is a dangerous thing for me. I'm pretty inept in the kitchen. - Billie Lourd
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain. - Fawn M. Brodie
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. - Julia Child
Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world. - Julia Roberts
We spend our lives in front of screens, and cooking is one of the best antidotes. - Michael Pollan
Preparing and cooking squid is easier than most fish. The only thing to remember is not to cook it for too long. - Yotam Ottolenghi
The smells of slow cooking spread around the house and impart a unique warmth matched only by the flavour of the food. - Yotam Ottolenghi
I don't like cooking just for myself; I enjoy feeding other people, particularly outdoors. - Zac Brown
What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. - Nora Ephron
Italians allow anything in their cooking. - Jose Andres
American cooking is one of the unknown cuisines in America. - Jose Andres
We've been so disconnected agriculturally and culturally from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking. - Alice Waters
When you have good ingredients, cooking doesn't require a lot of instruction because you can never go very wrong. - Alice Waters
If you're not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef. - Michael Strahan
I was always interested in cooking; it was always a hobby of mine. - Steve Ells
I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food. - Laura Esquivel
If I really don't feel like cooking, I have a bowl of lentil pasta with Rao's jarred sauce. - Katie Lee
When cooking for a man, treat all of his senses. - Katie Lee
When I have time, I really enjoy cooking. - Kevin Whately
The world of wine is more creative than the world of cooking. - Alain Ducasse
I'm passionate about cooking. I'm passionate about healthy eating. I'm passionate about inspiring other women. - Tia Mowry
My cooking is simply ingredients plus umami. - Nobu Matsuhisa
People may not know this about me, but I've always loved cooking. My favorite thing to cook is my mom's spicy spaghetti. - Becky G
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