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1. "A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world."
Author: Alice Miller
2. "Jared's lips quirked up. "Are you sure Benji won't greet me in the morning with a shotgun?""Not if you make him french toast. He'll totally sell me out for someone who cooks."
Author: Amy Lane
3. "Cookbooks, it should be stressed, do not belong in the kitchen at all. We keep them there for the sake of appearances; occasionally, we smear their pages together with vibrant green glazes or crimson compotes, in order to delude ourselves, and any passing browsers, that we are practicing cooks; but in all honesty, a cookbook is something you read in the living room, or in the bathroom, or in bed."
Author: Anthony Lane
4. "One who cooks poison, tastes it."
Author: Arabic
5. "The longer the sauce cooks, the spicier it gets."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "My wife cooks. I can't cook. I can remix leftovers pretty good, though."
Author: Big Boi
7. "I was hired as a sous-chef at a restaurant on the Upper East Side. The chef liked to drink - some mornings we would find him sleeping. Two weeks after its opening, I became the chef. I was 20 years old, and way over my head. I had to hire the cooks and do the menus."
Author: Bobby Flay
8. "I bask in the affection I get on the streets. I recently went into the kitchen of a restaurant to meet the cooks. They were people I didn't know, but what a joy it was meet them! Such experiences wouldn't happen if I were doing only one kind of cinema."
Author: Boman Irani
9. "For I cannot think that GOD Almighty ever made them [women] so delicate, so glorious creatures; and furnished them with such charms, so agreeable and so delightful to mankind; with souls capable of the same accomplishments with men: and all, to be only Stewards of our Houses, Cooks, and Slaves."
Author: Daniel Defoe
10. "Give two cooks the same ingredients and the same recipe; it is fascinating to observe how, like handwriting, their results differ. After you cook a dish repeatedly, you begin to understand it. Then you can reinvent it a bit and make it yours. A written recipe can be useful, but sometimes the notes scribbled in the margin are the key to a superlative rendition. Each new version may inspire improvisation based on fresh understanding. It doesn't have to be as dramatic as all that, but such exciting minor epiphanies keep cooking lively."
Author: David Tanis
11. "I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we - really, it's more southern. It's Naples and Sicily. It's heavier. It's over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius."
Author: Debi Mazar
12. "Dad says that everyone invented baklava." It occurs to me now to wonder what that means. Aunt Aya rolls her eyes."Your father? He is the worst of the worst. He thinks he cooks and eats Arabic food but these walnuts were not grown from Jordanian earth and this butter was not made from Jordanian lambs. He is eating the shadow of a memory. He cooks to remember but the more he eats, the more he forgets."
Author: Diana Abu Jaber
13. "In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better."
Author: Doris Lessing
14. "History consists of a corpus ascertained facts. The facts are available to the historian in documents, inscriptions and so on, like fish in the fishmonger's slab. The historian collects them, takes them home, and cooks and serves them in whatever style appeals to him."
Author: Edward Hallett Carr
15. "We may live without poetry, music, and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books,—what is knowledge but grieving? 20He may live without hope,—what is hope but deceiving? He may live without love,—what is passion but pining? But where is the man that can live without dining?"
Author: Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton
16. "My inspiration was my mom. She's a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that."
Author: Emeril Lagasse
17. "The fire alarm went off. Fire engines came racing; we all rushed out on the gravel drive, everyone thinking it was us. In fact, one of the elderly residents of Saltram had left a pan on the oven in her flat. Apparently this happens all the time. The tenant in question is appearing as an extra -- playing one of the cooks."
Author: Emma Thompson
18. ". "And I stole some oxen jerky out of Bercelak's bag. He makes the best oxen jerky.""Bercelak the Vengeful cooks?""Aye. And he's surprisingly good at it, too!"
Author: G.A. Aiken
19. "The chef who cooks without a song on his lips cannot hope to infuse the right carefree improvisatory note into his art."
Author: James Hamilton Paterson
20. "God made food; the devil the cooks."
Author: James Joyce
21. "That said, there are certainly still cooks out there who make fantastic historical cornbreads, though the old recipes have often been changed to include modern techniques and ingredients."
Author: Jeremy Jackson
22. "And except on a certain kind of winter evening—six-thirty in the Seventies, say, already dark and bitter with a wind off the river, when I would be walking very fast toward a bus and would look in the bright windows of brownstones and see cooks working in clean kitchens and and imagine women lighting candles on the floor above and beautiful children being bathed on the floor above that—except on nights like those, I never felt poor; I had the feeling that if I needed money I could always get it."
Author: Joan Didion
23. "Some of the best cooks that I've cooked with, whether it's in New York or Chicago or even here in Philadelphia, are actually Ecuadorians. And there's something about their palates that really just inspires me, and has a really deep sense of flavor."
Author: Jose Garces
24. "Most inexperienced cooks believe, mistakenly, that a fine cake is less challenging to produce than a fine souffle or mousse. I know, however, that a good cake is like a good marriage: from the outside, it looks ordinary, sometimes unremarkable, yet cut into it, taste it, and you know that it is nothing of the sort. It is the sublime result oflong and patient experience, a confection whose success relies on a profound understanding of compatibilities and tastes; on a respect for measurement, balance, chemistry and heat; on a history of countless errors overcome."
Author: Julia Glass
25. "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife. Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were four walls, a floor and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty looking cookstove, a cupboard for the dishes, a table, three or four chairs, and the beds. Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had a big bed in one corner, and Dorothy a little bed in another corner. There was no garret at all, and no cellar—except a small hole dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path. It was reached by a trap door in the middle of the floor, from which a ladder led down into the small, dark hole."
Author: L. Frank Baum
26. "Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks."
Author: Lin Yutang
27. "Now came details of Goldby's adventures with the Cooks and their band. "Chicken, Dynamite Dick, The Verdigris Kid. I wish these fellows read something other than Ned Buntline's Own. Why haven't I heard of this Goldsby before this?"
Author: Loren D. Estleman
28. "The funny thing is that my husband couldn't be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He's got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he's around you, he's such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans."
Author: Malin Akerman
29. "The Gulf Coast has the potential to create a culinary raw ingredient paradise that smart cooks can capitalize on."
Author: Mario Batali
30. "If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?"
Author: Martin Scorsese
31. "Because I'm a chef, I eat out frequently, so it's hard for me to control what I consume in terms of calories. But when I'm at home, I eat what my wife cooks for me. She works hard to avoid making foods that are high in calories and cholesterol, so most of the time, she makes vegetarian dishes."
Author: Masaharu Morimoto
32. "Decadent cooks go one step further and make sculptures of the food itself. If life is to be spent in pursuit of the extravagant, the extreme, the grotesque, the bizarre, then one's diet should reflect the fact. Life, meals, everything must be as artificial as possible - in fact works of art. So why not begin by eating a few statues?"
Author: Medlar Lucan
33. "A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan."
Author: Mel Brooks
34. "She met the Lusitanian cooks, a husband and wife team whose passionate screams inPortuguese during their fights and lovemaking were legendary among the sailors. - pag. 191"
Author: Meljean Brook
35. "Another thing cooking is, or can be, is a way to honor the things we're eating, the animals and plants and fungi that have been sacrificed to gratify our needs and desires, as well as the places and the people that produced them. Cooks have their ways of saying grace too... Cooking something thoughtfully is a way to celebrate both that species and our relation to it."
Author: Michael Pollan
36. "My goal in 'Live to Cook' is to make great food more approachable for home cooks."
Author: Michael Symon
37. "My mom is a really good cook. I didn't get the cooking gene, but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas, and that's always really fun."
Author: Miranda Cosgrove
38. "I love it when a man cooks; it's one of those points that makes me adore a guy. I think it's so romantic and I feel cared for when a man cooks."
Author: Olga Kurylenko
39. "Miss Kay was the perfect woman for me. I was sixteen and she was fifteen when we were married. Nowadays some people might frown on people getting married that young, but I knew that if you married a woman when she was fifteen, she would pluck your ducks. If you waited until she was twenty, she would only pick your pockets. Now, that's a joke, and a lot of people seem to laugh at it, but there is a certain amount of truth in it. If you can find a nice, pretty country girl who can cook and carries her Bible, now, there's a woman. She might even be ugly, but if she cooks squirrels and dumplings, then that's the woman you go after."
Author: Phil Robertson
40. "Death smells like homemade apple sauce as it cooks on the stove. It is not the strangling sense of illness. It is not fear. It is freedom."
Author: Rachel Corrie
41. "Writing is a lot like making soup. My subconscious cooks the idea, but I have to sit down at the computer to pour it out."
Author: Robin Wells
42. "The Pig Chef was - if you thought about it - one of the more sinister icons of American roadside art. Danny's personal totem. What kind of pig is a butcher? What kind of pig cooks barbeque? A traitor pig, a killer pig, a doomed preterite pig destined for eternal damnation. Danny's Pig Chefs showed the full weight of this knowledge in their mocking eyes and snaggled snouts."
Author: Rudy Rucker
43. "The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went."
Author: Saki
44. "He hadn't moved. All the crazy-hot activity in the kitchen—waitresses going in and out, cooks going back and forth, the constant thump of barbecue being hand-chopped—and he was so still. She had to quickly turn away. Staring at an Alexander man too long was like staring at the sun. The image became imprinted. You could close your eyes and still see him."
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
45. "I could lie and say my wife cooks for me, but she doesn't. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home."
Author: Shahrukh Khan
46. "New York has magnificent eating available, both in restaurants and in the materials available to home cooks in the many specialty markets."
Author: Steve Albini
47. "We hand the meat over to Greasy Sae in the kitchen. She likes District 13 well enough, even though she thinks the cooks are somewhat lacking in imagination. But a woman who came up with a palatable wild dog and rhubarb stew is bound to feel as if her hands are tied here."
Author: Suzanne Collins
48. "I call all chefs 'cooks.' They're all cooks. That's what we do, we cook. You're a chef when you're running a kitchen."
Author: Tom Colicchio
49. "Nobody who cooks does it with full hair and makeup in front of a TV camera."
Author: Trisha Yearwood
50. "Somewhere there must be women reading books,and talking of chicken rissoles to their cooks …(from,‘Somewhere in England')"
Author: Virginia Graham

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