A Quote by Julia Child on ballet, cooking, investment, and work

Non cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet.

Julia Child (1912 -)

Source: On NBC TV, December 1966.

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A Quote by Julia Child on cooking and justice

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

Julia Child (1912 -)

Source: Particular Passions, 1981

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A Quote by John Wayne on cooking, danger, and men

Men like to barbecue. Men will cook if danger is involved.

John Wayne (1906 - 1979)

Source: see Rita Rudner

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A Quote by John Ruskin on art, cooking, economics, hospitality, knowledge, media, niceness, and science

What does cooking mean? It means the knowledge of Media and of Circe, and of Calypso, and Sheba. It means knowledge of all herbs , and fruits. and balms and spices. . . . I means the economy of your great-grandmother and the science of modern chemistry, and French art, and Arabian hospitality. It means, in fine, that your are to see imperatively, that everyone has something nice to eat.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by Sir John Harington on cooking, guests, and praise

When I make a feast, I would my guests should praise it, not the cooks.

John Harington (1561 - 1612)

Source: Epigrams

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on cooking, merit, and world

He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act II, sc. v

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A Quote by James Beard on cooking, good, love, and secrets

The secret of good cooking is first, hjaving 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 (1903 - 1985)

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A Quote by Harriet Van Horne on cooking and love

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

Harriet Van Horne

Source: Vogue, October 1956

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on cooking


Perhaps the comparison is closer to the Chinese cook who leaves hardly any part of a duck unserved.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: journal of 1959

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A Quote by Georges Blanc on cooking, enthusiasm, food, happiness, heart, life, love, needs, and success

Happy and successful cooking doesn't rely only on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.

Georges Blanc

Source: Ma Cuisine des Saisons

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