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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.



1. Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy. Mary Berry
2. Cooking is an art form, a creative thing. Clarence Clemons
3. Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye. Gordon Ramsay
4. Usually, one's cooking is better than one thinks it is. Julia Child
5. Cooking is a philosophy; it's not a recipe. Marco Pierre White
6. 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
7. Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. Guy Fieri
8. I always get so excited cooking chicken wings. Jourdan Dunn
9. Great cooking favors the prepared hands. Jacques Pepin
10. Cooking can cure almost anything. Michelle Dockery
11. Food was a labor of love you felt by cooking it and eating it. George Tillman, Jr.
12. My love of entertaining and cooking truly came from traveling. Tiffani Thiessen
13. 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
14. I prefer cooking to baking. Baking, to me, is very precise, and it's about perfection. Ree Drummond
15. 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
16. You look at the Barefoot Contessa or Lydia Bastianich, and it's just like watching your mother cooking. Ruth Reichl
17. Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Harriet Van Horne
18. I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. Maya Angelou
19. 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
20. Cooking is an expression that crosses boundaries. Ranveer Brar
21. Cooking is good therapy for me. Lidia Bastianich



22. For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place. Wolfgang Puck
23. The way to entice people into cooking is to cook delicious things. Yotam Ottolenghi
24. Hospitality and cooking are my passion, and I love nothing more than seeing someone's face when they taste an unforgettable bite. Ayesha Curry
25. I love cooking; it's a very good way to get your mind off things. David Cameron
26. 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
27. The process and organization leading up to cooking the egg can tell you a lot about the cook. David Chang
28. Sometimes I look up a recipe for chicken and tomatoes and end up cooking pork. The inspiration gets lost in translation. Alex Guarnaschelli
29. I have a great time cooking and eating Thai green chicken curry. Akshay Kumar
30. Writing's just as natural to me as getting up and cooking breakfast. Dolly Parton
31. 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
32. Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. Hillary Clinton
33. Cooking for six people every day is like having a cafe. Linda McCartney
34. I like to get where the cabbage is cooking and catch the scents. Red Smith
35. Having sharp, great knives will enable you to cook very precisely. Knife skills are essential in cooking. Eric Ripert
36. 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
37. Cooking today is a young man's game, I don't give a bollocks what anyone says. Gordon Ramsay
38. I think cooking should be an experience, not a chore. Adrienne C. Moore
39. My cooking style is simple, healthy, and very basic. Dean Cain
40. You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try. Ellen Swallow Richards
41. Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. Maurice de Vlaminck
42. You don't come into cooking to get rich. Gordon Ramsay
43. Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make. Guy Fieri



44. Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don't fall at least 10 times, then you're not skiing hard enough. Guy Fieri
45. I think baking's far easier than cooking, and because of that, it's more approachable. Paul Hollywood
46. Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. David Chang
47. Cooking is exactly like making music. Charlie Trotter
48. Cooking is a dangerous thing for me. I'm pretty inept in the kitchen. Billie Lourd
49. 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
50. In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. Julia Child
51. Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world. Julia Roberts
52. We spend our lives in front of screens, and cooking is one of the best antidotes. Michael Pollan
53. Preparing and cooking squid is easier than most fish. The only thing to remember is not to cook it for too long. Yotam Ottolenghi
54. The smells of slow cooking spread around the house and impart a unique warmth matched only by the flavour of the food. Yotam Ottolenghi
55. I don't like cooking just for myself; I enjoy feeding other people, particularly outdoors. Zac Brown
56. What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. Nora Ephron
57. Italians allow anything in their cooking. Jose Andres
58. American cooking is one of the unknown cuisines in America. Jose Andres
59. We've been so disconnected agriculturally and culturally from food. We spend more time on dieting than on cooking. Alice Waters
60. When you have good ingredients, cooking doesn't require a lot of instruction because you can never go very wrong. Alice Waters
61. If you're not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef. Michael Strahan
62. I was always interested in cooking; it was always a hobby of mine. Steve Ells
63. I watch cooking change the cook, just as it transforms the food. Laura Esquivel
64. If I really don't feel like cooking, I have a bowl of lentil pasta with Rao's jarred sauce. Katie Lee
65. When cooking for a man, treat all of his senses. Katie Lee



66. Cooking is about imbibing different cultures and putting them in a plate on the table. Johnny Iuzzini
67. When I have time, I really enjoy cooking. Kevin Whately
68. The world of wine is more creative than the world of cooking. Alain Ducasse
69. I'm passionate about cooking. I'm passionate about healthy eating. I'm passionate about inspiring other women. Tia Mowry
70. My cooking is simply ingredients plus umami. Nobu Matsuhisa
71. 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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