My husband says I have been cooking too much lately, and we have to get through a lot of our leftovers before I start making more first-overs, so I thought it might be fun to try something else today. I was doing a room purge, which I do about every 6 months or so, and I came across a cute little book I forgot about. It is filled with fun kitchen quotes and sayings from some pretty famous chefs. I thought it would be fun to share some of their thoughts about food and cooking with you all today, for a brief change of pace.
Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing or wood carving or music.
Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.
~ Marcel Boulestin, from Petits et grande plats ~
I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
~ Madame Benoit~
Even more than long hours in the kitchen, fine meals require ingenious organization and experience which is a pleasure to acquire.
~ Elizabeth David, from French Country Cooking~
The secret of good cooking is first, having a love of it. If you’re convinced cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.
~ James Beard~
The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for
~ Sophia Loren~
Enjoy! Bon Apetit! Desfruitas y Mangia!