I love when I walk into someone’s kitchen and find food and cooking related quotes on the wall. Maybe I’m a sucker for inspiring quotes and cooking quips, but they do actually inspire me. Here are some of my favorites.
“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.” –Andy Rooney
“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.”
– Calvin Trillin
“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”
– Thomas Wolfe
“The only thing that will make a soufflé fall is if it knows you’re afraid of it.”
– James Beard
“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times—in water, in butter and in wine.” -Polish Proverb
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” -Julia Child
“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child
“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.“ -Shirley Conran
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez.
“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let it rot, it turns to wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” -P.J. O’Rourke
“The noblest of all dogs is the hot dog: it feeds the hand that bites it.” -Laurence J. Peter