Culinary Quotes Archive

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

You have to balance but you can be aggressive as

Posted April 09, 2019

“You have to balance, but you can be aggressive as a chef. It benefits the food. You have to be passionate. You can’t be angry cooking.”

Marcus Samuelsson

Look for the light

Posted April 02, 2019

“Look for the light. Look for it in everything. Look for it in yourself, in your children, in your job, and in your dreams. Look for it in the food you eat and in the people you surround yourself with.”

Debbie Ford

Learning about issues such as sustainability and

Posted March 26, 2019

“Learning about issues such as sustainability and locavorism are things that you need to have as part of you as a chef because it will make you cook more delicious food.”

Rene Redzepi

To be poor does not mean you lack the means to

Posted March 19, 2019

“To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.”

Stanley Hauerwas

I like to say ‘Chop suey’s the biggest culinary joke

Posted March 12, 2019

“I like to say, ‘Chop suey’s the biggest culinary joke that one culture has ever played on another,’ because chop suey, if you translate into Chinese, means ‘tsap sui,’ which, if you translate back, means ‘odds and ends.'”

Jennifer Lee

Sharing food has always had a central place in

Posted March 05, 2019

“Sharing food has always had a central place in civilized societies; it’s no accident that so many of our cultural, religious and patriotic rituals are involved with eating.”

Ruth Reichl

I think the biggest thing is clean as you go

Posted February 19, 2019

“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

Posted February 12, 2019

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

Ted Allen

The sweetest thing we ever had was like

Posted February 05, 2019

“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