Cook Quotes

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Salman Rushdie
“Things, even people have a way of leaking into each other like flavours when you cook.”
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Patricia C. Wrede
“Well, it doesn't sound particularly noble and knightly to say you've rescued the Chief Cook and Librarian, does it? And it has cut down on the number of interruptions. I used to get two or three knights a day, and now there's only about one a week. And the ones who do come are at least smart enough to figure out that I'm still a princess even if the dragons call me Chief Cook”
Patricia C. Wrede, Searching for Dragons

Amit Kalantri
“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Anthony Bourdain
“I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas - fat, drugged, and completely out of it.”
Anthony Bourdain

Natsuki Takaya
“OY! Stop playing around and lets cook already!"
*smack*
J-just now, that made a really loud noise.."
Do you wanna hear it again?"
N-no, you'll just hit me again!"
Kyo and Tohru”
Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 10

“Whether your pleasing or pissing everybody off, your doing something wrong.”
David Cook

Tanya Huff
“But I am a knight of the Round Table," he protested, weakly. "I am a protector of the realm, a slayer of evil, I defeat all those who raise their swords in opposition to Arthur, King of all Britain."
"Trust me, kid, women prefer a man who can cook.”
Tanya Huff, Nights of the Round Table and Other Stories of Heroic Fantasy

Suzanne Collins
“I’m the first to admit I’m not much of a cook. But since soup mainly involves tossing everything in a pot and waiting, it’s one of my better dishes.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Michel Houellebecq
“A whore can always turn herself into a good little cook over time.”
Michel Houellebecq, Soumission
tags: cook, whore

Karl Wiggins
“A real dish has grown from all the chefs who have combined their talents over the centuries to develop a meal with unique physical characteristics, for there’s not a chef on earth who can claim sole title to a particular dish. It will have typical Iberian or French features, but with traces of Indian, Celtic, Roman, Jewish and even Moorish culture in its savour, although food can’t possibly pass from one country to another without change”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Louis Sachar
“What do you eat?” she asked.
“Mulligan stew,” said Bob. “My friends and I collect scraps of food all day, and then we cook it up in a big pot and share it. It’s always different, but very tasty.”
“Why is it called mulligan stew?” asked Stephen.
“There was once a hobo named Mulligan,” said Bob. “He made the first mulligan stew.”
“Was he a good cook?” asked Todd.
“No, he was eaten by cannibals.”
Louis Sachar, Wayside School Is Falling Down

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Love in marriage evolves : You are beautiful! You cook beautifully! What's for lunch?!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A good spice often deceives us into thinking that someone is a good cook.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Meg Wolitzer
“Edie was a gorgeous, avant-garde girl back in the day when that could be a full-time occupation, but in marriage she slowly became less wild. To Manny’s great disappointment, though, her domestic skills didn’t rise to the fore as her sexual and artistic ones receded.”
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
tags: cook

Fran Lebowitz
“And I thought, You know, Fran, you could go away and you could be in a very beautiful place with a cook, but then you’d have to be a good guest. I would much rather stay here and be a bad guest. And, believe me, I am being a bad guest.”
Fran Lebowitz

Amit Kalantri
“No one became a great cook just by reading the recipes.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Sensuality is the real soul food.”
Lebo Grand

My breath may smell like two inches from a landfill, but I'm a decent writer
“My breath may smell like two inches from a landfill, but I'm a decent writer and one hell of a chef.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Paul Bamikole
“Gold is more precious than wood, it is true.
But you cannot and will not cook with or write on gold, you cook with 'wood' and write on wood.

Just because one seems to have superior value does not render others useless.

A forest full of trees is as important as a gold mine.”
Paul Bamikole

Sabaa Tahir
“Cook’s voice is nothing like a Tribal Kehanni’s: It is stern where a tale-spinner’s would be gentle, all edges where a tale-spinner’s would be mellow and curved.”
Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

Hank Bracker
“Only a few clouds marred an otherwise clear warm day in New York City. School had just let out in the spring of 1951 and the thought of having the summer off was suddenly shattered by knowing that I would have to go to work washing dishes at my uncle’s restaurant. In my family, there was no such thing as a summer vacation. The only allowance I ever received came from having a job. Well, that’s not completely true, as an aunt would sometimes slip me a few bucks when my parents weren’t watching. Even as children when we were in grade school, my brother Bill and I had to work. Aside from shining shoes at local taverns, we did many odd jobs. This would not be the first time I worked for my uncle. During the last Christmas break, I worked as a “pearl diver” at my uncle’s restaurant on 86th Street and 1st Avenue. It was always on a holiday or during the Christmas season that he needed me to cover for the employees who wanted time off. In the days before mechanical dishwashers, pearl divers made certain that there were always more clean dishes than dirty ones. During the rush hours, this could be a challenge, but I had it down to a science. You might say that I was a professional!
One day, I arrived at work and discovered that I was the only one there. That promoted me to the exalted position of chief cook and bottle washer, as well as the counter man!”
Captain Hank Bracker, "Seawater One"

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“It takes time to cook a book with ingredients that hook.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Martine Bailey
“She would be a cook! The very word delighted her. She would make herself busy in the downstairs of the household, butchering and baking, and doling out whatever was deserved. As she recalled incomparable dishes and counterfeit cures, she imagined herself the mistress of a great store of food. As big as a house, she dreamed it, a palace made of sugarplums, or a castle baked of cake. The serpent that would be a dragon must dine well. But could any store ever be vast enough, to sate her hunger for all she had lost?”
Martine Bailey, A Taste for Nightshade

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We humans have survived and thrived for many centuries before the discovery of fire, which eventually led to the invention of cooking.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A stupid cook serves a jolly dinner.”
Mantaranjot Mangat, Plotless
tags: cook

“Sensuality is the real food for the soul.”
Lebo Grand

Jacob Grimm
“A cook must know how things taste”
Brothers Grimm

Jennifer Ryan
“...always remember that being a cook is both a blessing and a joy. You are spreading both nourishment and delight to the world. You are the most blessed of people.

[Mrs. Newton, letter to Mrs. (Eileen) Quince]”
Jennifer Ryan
tags: cook

“Sensuality is food for the soul.”
Lebo Grand

Kati Marton
“Her description of a perfect day sounds perfectly ordinary: “I will sleep long, have a relaxed breakfast. Then I’ll go out for some fresh air, chat with my husband or with friends. I might go to the theater, to the opera, or listen to a concert. If I’m rested, I might read a good book. And I would cook dinner. I like cooking!” These are the dreams of a person who had not been truly free for the last sixteen years. Though no longer young, Merkel is spry enough to enjoy the simplest of pleasures: country rambles, leisurely meals with (nonpolitical) friends, and music and books instead of charts, polls, and position papers. These pleasures will not replace the satisfaction of outsmarting a foe with her legendary stamina and command of facts. But, never one to ruminate over feelings, she will observe her own reaction to this new life with a scientist’s curiosity. In the short term, she is likely to spend time near her childhood home in the province of Brandenburg, where she first learned to love nature and which she still regards as her Heimat, or spiritual home. She’ll travel, too. Among her stated dreams is to fly over the Andes Mountains—an idealized destination; a metaphor for freedom.”
Kati Marton, The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

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