Culinary Quotes Archive

This is the archive for the Culinary Quotes that appear in various places on FilipinoChow.com. We have sourced some of the greatest minds in the world of cooking and some other notable figures that had some interesting things to say about food and cooking to bring to you this collection of culinary wisdom. Enjoy.

  • “Food is my thing, I do not smoke or drink, so food is my vice.”
  • “Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food.”
  • “You learn to cook so that you don’t have to be a slave to recipes. You get what’s in season and you know what to do with it.”
  • “I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.”
  • “Of course I made many boo-boos. At first this broke my heart, but then I came to understand that learning how to fix one’s mistakes, or live with them, was an important part of becoming a cook.”
  • “Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.”
  • “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”
  • “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
  • “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
  • “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”
  • “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
  • “I love food, it’s one of the best things on this planet. But I changed the way I was thinking. I started asking myself, ‘Hey, am I eating because it tastes good? Or because I really need some more? Am I really still hungry?’”
  • “I love food and I love my curves.”
  • “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”
  • “Promises and pie crust are made to be broken.”
  • “There’s never been a culture that wasn’t obsessed with food. The sort of sad thing is that our obsession is no longer with food, but with the price of food.”
  • “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.”
  • “The only thing I like better than talking about Food is eating.”
  • “The only break I ever took was to eat. That’s all I did. Work, and then quickly eat something. It became my main pleasure, having access to my comfort food.”
  • “Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas.”