Top 111 Cooks Quotes

Here we have the best Cooks Quotes from famous authors such as Sascha Radetsky, Ming-Na Wen, Johnny Iuzzini, Gina Neely, Giada De Laurentiis. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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Both my parents are chefs… I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food.

You can tell a lot about your cooks’ personalities by their music collection. I personally have such an eclectic collection, partly due to the combining of music libraries with girlfriends past.

All Southern cooks have tried their hands at shrimp and grits, and each one has his or her own version of the dish. My mom used to season her shrimp with garlic and onion and just prepare the grits with a little salt and pepper.

Gina Neely
My family truly believes they are better cooks than I am. They see me as Giada, not as a celebrity chef. To them I’m just me – their granddaughter, niece, etc., and they’re older and wiser. I like that because it keeps you grounded.

Both my parents are wonderful cooks – my father looks like he has been in the kitchen his whole life.

Most people who open restaurants will fail, because they lack the fundamental understanding of restaurant math. Either they think they’re superstar cooks or they think they’re superstar hosts.

The chef that grew up with the grandma who cooks tends to always beat the chef that went to the culinary institute. It’s in the blood.

My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I’ve ever cooked on-air. I call him from the road, and he’s making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I’m not a better cook than my own husband!

I love chicken. But, like a lot of chefs and cooks, I get tired of preparing it the same way.

I could lie and say my wife cooks for me, but she doesn’t. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home.

All my family were brilliant cooks when I was growing up, but I ended up just cleaning up, so I’ve always lacked confidence in the kitchen.

Amanda Eliasch
I don’t really cook. There are caterers, and my husband cooks.

I respect anybody that cooks. I know how hard it is.

Cooks build muscles; we can stand all day long on our feet and not feel the pain.

Love that guy, and you can’t say enough good things about Brandin Cooks.

I believe, from reading biographies, that the great musicians have also been great cooks: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach. I think I’ve worked out why this is – unsociable hours, plus general creativity.

My sisters and brothers come up a fair bit for dinner at home. It’s basically a normal life; a normal family home. Dad cooks and we also take turns. If it’s my turn, I like to do a roast lamb or spaghetti bolognaise.

Well, I think one of the problems with ‘Birds of Prey‘ was there were too many cooks in that kitchen. The studio, the producers, the network, all had very different visions of what that should be. They should have just let Laeta Kalogridis control that. Instead they decided to try to get their hands in the mix.

The geographical location of Sweden and, therefore, short growing season meant that the range of produce is not as abundant like say France, Italy or Spain. This influenced the cooking culture and forced cooks to be creative with a handful of ingredients. It’s a very modern way of cooking.

There isn’t anything hotter than a guy who cooks.

I am very organic; I eat a lot of seeds. At home in the morning, I eat muesli with a banana. At noon, I mix a little bit of all the seeds I can find. I love quinoa. It’s great – it cooks like rice and is better than caviar.

Clotilde Hesme
If you eat good ingredients, and moderately, it should not be a problem. If you look at the bakers over the years, how many obese bakers have there been? There have been a fewnobody‘s saying you can’t join ‘Bake Off’ if you’re obese – but by and large bakers, just like cooks, are not particularly overweight.

In my experience, ‘SNL‘ has Lorne Michaels, who is, you know, the captain of the ship and gives the show direction and a singular focus, whereas ‘MadTV‘ – even in my 13 episodes there – had maybe one too many cooks and was a bit more chaotic creatively.

Taran Killam
If I don’t get healthy food, my staff cooks for me.

There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they’re not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.

Delia Smith
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.

A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.

Both of us are lucky because we married women who are amazing cooks.

People love giving cooks spoons, I’ve noticed. Or, at least, they love giving them to me.

People have all this interest in food. But for most people, it’s a mystery how to prepare food. I wanted the knowledge cooks know: the in-your-fingers knowledge you get by doing it over and over.

Dashi remains unfamiliar to most French and American cooks, who tend to reach for a bouillon cube to do many of the same things. But dashi is worth preparing and using the way the Japanese do: for poaching fish, as a soup base, and in simmered dishes.

There are so many things that come into writing a recipe, and it’s really important if you’re writing for home cooks to be cooking like you are at home.

I’m really just a dude that cooks, plays with his son and thinks about stuff in his spare time outside of dedicating about six hours or so to basketball stuff.

When you are making a movie, there are a zillion cooks in the kitchen, and you don’t always get what you want to do. The story can always go in a different direction than what you would like. You compromise, and there is dealing and bickering.

I have spent more time in my life working and being in restaurants than being at home. I immediately feel comfortable entering a restaurant, and I feel even more comfortable in the back with the chef and cooks.

I find that most home cooks don’t get vinegars. They’re misunderstood, mostly due to the factory-made red wine vinegar that everyone commonly cooks with… that, and the giant gallon of white distilled vinegar that we all use, mostly to clean and disinfect things!

On ‘Masterchef’ I’m always a big fan of the puddings. But I have to confess, as a child I absolutely loved butterscotch angel delight. My mum used to make it in huge bowls. She’s one of the worst cooks ever, bless her. The best thing she did was a chilli con carne, and that was still terrible.

I’m a heterosexual, married woman with children. I’m a mother who’s also a track mom, who cooks and cleans. And I just happen to be an ally for the gay community.

I am simply not interested in the pots and pans affair, and neither can I bring myself to be interested in the same. I have such great cooks in the family that I would rather manage the other affairs and leave the kitchen to those who know it best.

After two undefeated seasons of ‘Worst Cooks in America,’ I’m ready for a third. Going against Bobby Flay takes the challenge to another level, but I’m ready to whip these contestants into shape and the winner is sure to be from Team Burrell.

Getting enough sleep makes us better family members, friends, lovers, drivers, writers, cooks, and pretty much everything else that is of importance in our lives.

I eat lots of mustard greens and collard greens. My mother cooks all the traditional southern food.

Paula Kelly
But I do, like proper cooks, have an oven burn on my arm. I ran it under the tap for a couple of minutes but then the biscuits I’d made were cool enough to eat and I had to make a choice. Tiny scar and full belly it is then.

Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.

In general, cooks like to be in the kitchen and they don’t really interact with others.

If your woman picks your ducks, and she cooks and carries her Bible… now there’s the complete package of womanhood.

I love it when a man cooks; it’s one of those points that makes me adore a guy. I think it’s so romantic and I feel cared for when a man cooks.

My mom cooks traditional Albanian food for every holiday. She’s an amazing cook.

I was hired as a sous-chef at a restaurant on the Upper East Side. The chef liked to drink – some mornings we would find him sleeping. Two weeks after its opening, I became the chef. I was 20 years old, and way over my head. I had to hire the cooks and do the menus.

That point of life when I learned I could cook, that always made me understand what cooks felt like feeding other people. It’s okay to receive, but it’s really cool to give, so food is to me sexy because it’s the fact that someone is giving it to someone else.

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.

Alice Miller
A tradition I have on Christmas morning – my son has always been the one that cooks the breakfast and I am always the one in the evening attempting to cook the beautiful Christmas dinner. And during the day we just have a nice snore, a nice relax and watch a movie.

I think cooks that are just interested in molecular gastronomy are cooks that will never be chefs.

When you look at critics in wrestling, it’s a real special fan base. There’s a lot of voices, but at the end of the day, there’s only one voice that really matters, and that’s your boss‘s, right? There’s a lot of cooks in a lot of kitchens. It can be hard because there are some fans you really have to set aside.

Ethan Carter III
Both my mom and sister are great cooks; some of the best food I have had were made by them.

Ashwin Kumar
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.

It’s not like I’m out eating McDonald‘s and Del Taco every night. I eat good: my mom fixes dinner every single nightbaked chicken, fish – she cooks a great meal every single night.

When new cooks come to work for me, they obviously make mistakes at the beginning or there’s some messiness to the presentation. What I always say to them is: ‘If you were cooking this for your mother or your girlfriend, would you make those mistakes?’

I’m happy that just about on every other show there’s a Latino somewhere present, and we’re not all the cooks anymore.

Death smells like homemade apple sauce as it cooks on the stove. It is not the strangling sense of illness. It is not fear. It is freedom.

Rachel Corrie
I’m very lucky to have a husband who cooks, for a start. It’s a good partnership. I met him through a friend, and we just hit it off.

Whenever a chef cooks for his own ego rather than his guests, he/she set themselves up for ridicule and failure. In the end, it’s the service industry. Our goal is to make our guests happy through our cooking.

I’ll eat anything, even foods I’ve always shunned, when a friend cooks it.

My wife cooks. I can’t cook. I can remix leftovers pretty good, though.

When my girlfriend’s away, I cook a big vat of meaty pasta and sauce and eat that for about a week. Then I eat out the rest of the time. When she’s home, we eat at home probably twice a week. I chop, she cooks.

Our mom cooks well, and we cook poorly. We try.

I’ve cooked my whole life, and I grew up in a household of cooks.

What does happen in ‘Gourmet,’ we had eight test kitchens, and at any given time, there were, like, ten or twelve test cooks. And whenever anybody finished something, they would yell, ‘Taste!’ and everyone would go running towards it, and then taste, and then brutally deconstruct the dish.

I think many cooks are afraid of undercooked meats. A good thermometer is a cook’s best friend.

My husband is a musician. He cooks and he’s a chef but he also, he makes basement recordings. So many people in my life make basement recordings, so I feel very lucky, I’m surrounded by very creative people.

‘Kitchen Confidential‘ wasn’t a cautionary or an expose. I wrote it as an entertainment for New York tri-state area line cooks and restaurant lifers, basically; I had no expectation that it would move as far west as Philadelphia.

I’m not a big cook at all, but anything easy and quick, like pasta, I’m up to. My husband cooks for me because he finds cooking relaxing.

Women are more sensitive, more practical, more intelligent, more balanced, better able to deal with people, better cooks, better parents, better carers, better leaders, and so on and so forth.

All the women in my family were superb cooks.

Randy Wayne White
The First Australians are the true cooks and ‘food inventors‘ of these lands and their exclusion from our history, and specifically our food culture, is unacceptable.

Jock Zonfrillo
Even cooking at home, the difference between my wife cooking and me cooking is major. When my wife cooks, the kitchen looks like a disaster. When I cook it’s completely clean and organized and it doesn’t look like anyone has been cooking in there.

If you’re dining with someone who wants the same cut, it’s always better to get a 16-ounce steak and split it than to order two eight-ounce steaks. The longer something cooks, the more flavor it develops, so you’ll get a better taste with a bigger piece of meat.

When my husband and I worked as line cooks in LA, we lived in a constant state of broke and tired.

The inspiration to cook came from my grandmother and my father who were both wonderful home cooks. But I would say I taught myself. You travel, you discover the world, you explore books – it is these things that make a great cook.

I have a chef who cooks for me. I like to eat healthy.

Very often, things that people may think come from the writer, very often don’t. There’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to making a movie. When you hear a line of dialogue that sounds kind of tinny, it’s pretty easy to cite the screenwriter. But there’s a lot of stuff that goes into making a movie.

I’d love to get in a room with Kanye at some point, have a conversation, and see if something cooks up.

I’m going to take care of the man I’m with. I grew up in a household where my mum takes care of my dad – she cooks, she does everything – and that’s the kind of girl I am.

I love doing ‘Worst Cooks’ so very much.

In my household, everything happens in the kitchen. My parents have this pretty big home, and it doesn’t matter how big it is, we will all squeeze ourselves in the kitchen and just chat while my mom or dad cooks.

Selenis Leyva
Some of the best cooks that I’ve cooked with, whether it’s in New York or Chicago or even here in Philadelphia, are actually Ecuadorians. And there’s something about their palates that really just inspires me, and has a really deep sense of flavor.

Jose Garces
There are so many food shows, really beautiful ones, that exist to elevate professional cooking and professional chefs. But there aren’t that many that really celebrate home cooking or are for home cooks especially.

Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.

Paul Gauguin
Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Unlike leftover pasta, leftover risotto is viewed by Italians as a gift. Cooks shape it into balls or stuff it with a pinch of stewed meat or cheese. Then they bread and deep-fry the fritters until golden brown, yielding arancini, the indulgent ‘little oranges‘ I can never resist.

I live to eat – when someone else cooks for me.

Saffron Aldridge
Most cooks try to learn by making dishes. Doesn’t mean you can cook. It means you can make that dish. When you can cook is when you can go to a farmers market, buy a bunch of stuff, then go home and make something without looking at a recipe. Now you’re cooking.

I’m a professional cook. I’ve worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way – they’re always lived within 25 miles of my hometown!

A man who cooks is very sexy. A woman who cooks is not that sexy. Because it’s associated in our mind to the domestic cliche of the woman.

The funny thing is that my husband couldn’t be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He’s got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he’s around you, he’s such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans.

Chef Thomas Keller was an inspiration to me and many, many young cooks like me. He told us that the role of the new, modern chef is different.

My mom and dad are great cooks. We ate meals at the dinner table, as a family.

Females make better cooks than men. Females have a better palate. They have a better sense of smell. They never take shortcuts; this is why they’re very good in kitchens. The weakness in what they do is they are not as physically strong as men, so they’re never really given the opportunity.

Behind Chipotle is not a corporation; behind Chipotle is a man that is one of the great cooks, that created a great concept.

As the idealized mother, I might choose Irene Dunne as the mother in ‘I Remember Mama‘ who strives and not just cooks and scrubs for her children, but who also acts as her daughter‘s literary agent.

Everybody in Italy cooks. They have a better knowledge of the kitchen – that’s the place around which the whole of Italian society revolves.

My wife cooks, I clean. Then I go to practice, come home, and take a two hour nap. I wake up, shave my head, then it’s time to ball.

In baking, cooks need to understand ingredient ratios.

Getting home-made food cooked by mom is a blessing. I feel I inherit my creativity through the food she cooks for me.

A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars.

I’m not a meek lady who stays at home and cooks.

Diane Hendricks
If you bring in actors right when you’re breaking story, it has a ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ effect.

Jes Macallan