What do some famous chefs and food writers have to say about cooking and food? See for yourself.
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child
“A home cook who relies too much on a recipe is sort of like a pilot who reads the plane’s instruction manual while flying.” – Alton Brown (This is a personal favorite since I’m a “by guess and by golly” cook. Pg)
“Most seafoods…should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy.” – Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet
“Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can’t believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I’m still hungry.” – Mike Kalin
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” Alice May Brocke
”This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” – Julia Child
“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.” – Laurie Colwin
Let’s allow words of wisdom from other reliable sources as well.
“How can I govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” – Charles De Gaulle (Frankly, I never met a cheese I didn’t like. Pg)
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of those pieces” – Judith Viorst
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” — Erma Bombeck
Have you heard a quote about food and cooking from a chef or other notable person? Maybe someone not so notable, but wise. Or funny. Let’s hear it.
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