Culinary Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food by people familiar to the culinary world and not.

I think the biggest thing is clean as you go

“I think the biggest thing is clean as you go. Wash all your knives, cutting boards, dishes, when you are done cooking, not look at a sink full of dishes after you are done. Cleaning as you go helps keep away cross contamination and you avoid having food borne bacteria.”

Cat Cora

I am much more interested in the process

“I am much more interested in the process than results.”

Ted Allen

The sweetest thing we ever had was like

“The sweetest thing we ever had was, like, animal crackers in the pantry. I think my parents sort of passively made sure that we didn’t have a lot of junk food at our disposal, and I think that helped me and all my siblings growing up with how to approach nutrition and eating right.”

Andrew Luck

Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings

“Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.”

Anthony Bourdain

I think e-mail is representative of our fast food

“I think e-mail is representative of our fast food mentality in the United States, where everything has gotten faster and faster, and we’re required to respond to inputs more quickly with less time for thought and reflection. I believe that we need to slow down.”

Alan Lightman

When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time

“When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.”

Rick Budinich

Edible substances evoke the secretion of

“Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.”

Ivan Pavlov

When baking follow directions

“When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.”

Laiko Bahrs

I come from great stock

“I come from great stock. I didn’t come from money. My parents both worked really hard to keep food on the table and give my sister and me opportunities to play sports and see what we were good at.”

Rickie Fowler