Top 95 Cooks Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Cooks Quotes from famous people such as John Torode, Frank Peretti, Nicole Scherzinger, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The inspiration to cook came from my grandmother and my

The inspiration to cook came from my grandmother and my father who were both wonderful home cooks. But I would say I taught myself. You travel, you discover the world, you explore books – it is these things that make a great cook.
John Torode
When you are making a movie, there are a zillion cooks in the kitchen, and you don’t always get what you want to do. The story can always go in a different direction than what you would like. You compromise, and there is dealing and bickering.
Frank Peretti
I’m going to take care of the man I’m with. I grew up in a household where my mum takes care of my dad – she cooks, she does everything – and that’s the kind of girl I am.
Nicole Scherzinger
I think many cooks are afraid of undercooked meats. A good thermometer is a cook’s best friend.
Emeril Lagasse
I don’t have a long family history of good cooks in my family.
Bobby Flay
If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?
Martin Scorsese
I’m very lucky to have a husband who cooks, for a start. It’s a good partnership. I met him through a friend, and we just hit it off.
Lesley Nicol
As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.
Mario Batali
Getting home-made food cooked by mom is a blessing. I feel I inherit my creativity through the food she cooks for me.
Aparshakti Khurana
My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
Henny Youngman
I like cooking the biggest steaks. It cooks nice and evenly when it’s that thick, and you’re not eating the whole thing yourself, which is nice. You get to share that with a companion.
April Bloomfield
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.
Debi Mazar
My wife cooks, I clean. Then I go to practice, come home, and take a two hour nap. I wake up, shave my head, then it’s time to ball.
Chauncey Billups
Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
Paul Gauguin
My sisters and brothers come up a fair bit for dinner at home. It’s basically a normal life; a normal family home. Dad cooks and we also take turns. If it’s my turn, I like to do a roast lamb or spaghetti bolognaise.
Michelle Payne
If your woman picks your ducks, and she cooks and carries her Bible… now there’s the complete package of womanhood.
Phil Robertson
There isn’t anything hotter than a guy who cooks.
Marcela Valladolid
We are the species who cooks. No other species cooks. And when we learned to cook, we became truly human.
Michael Pollan
Surprisingly, fish works great for sheet pan dinners because it cooks quickly through direct pan contact.
Chris Morocco
Society may shun bohemia, may put it down, may consider it useless and ineffective, but it is where everything cooks and boils and is created.
In New York, we’re always confined with spaces. Our restaurants are difficult to navigate as cooks and to operate. We fight against the buildings we run in New York.
David Chang
Cooks are an undervalued, awesome profession.
Tom Douglas
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.
Rachel Corrie
There are so many food shows, really beautiful ones, that exist to elevate professional cooking and professional chefs. But there aren’t that many that really celebrate home cooking or are for home cooks especially.
Samin Nosrat
Both my parents are chefs… I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food.
Ming-Na Wen
My family truly believes they are better cooks than I am. They see me as Giada, not as a celebrity chef. To them I’m just me – their granddaughter, niece, etc., and they’re older and wiser. I like that because it keeps you grounded.
Giada De Laurentiis
Both my parents are wonderful cooks – my father looks like he has been in the kitchen his whole life.
Aditya Roy Kapur
In a professional kitchen, the idea is to have your cooks not moving much while they’re cooking. You want them to stay in the same spot.
Eric Ripert
All Southern cooks have tried their hands at shrimp and grits, and each one has his or her own version of the dish. My mom used to season her shrimp with garlic and onion and just prepare the grits with a little salt and pepper.
Gina Neely
Buffalo meat tastes just as delicious as red meat, but it comes much leaner. Because of its leanness, it also cooks more quickly.
David Kirsch
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.
Emeril Lagasse
It's quite common for a television show to start off as

It’s quite common for a television show to start off as one thing and end up as something completely different. There are so many cooks in the kitchen – the network, the studio.
Dan Levy
I’d love to get in a room with Kanye at some point, have a conversation, and see if something cooks up.
Andy Mineo
I believe, from reading biographies, that the great musicians have also been great cooks: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach. I think I’ve worked out why this is – unsociable hours, plus general creativity.
Jamie Cullum
Nobody cooks anymore. To me, to watch your parents cook, and to have a house that smells warm and delicious, is a very vital memory that I think kids don’t really have anymore.
Tyler Florence
‘Kitchen Confidential’ wasn’t a cautionary or an expose. I wrote it as an entertainment for New York tri-state area line cooks and restaurant lifers, basically; I had no expectation that it would move as far west as Philadelphia.
Anthony Bourdain
Cooks build muscles; we can stand all day long on our feet and not feel the pain.
Eric Ripert
I respect anybody that cooks. I know how hard it is.
Guy Fieri
My husband is a musician. He cooks and he’s a chef but he also, he makes basement recordings. So many people in my life make basement recordings, so I feel very lucky, I’m surrounded by very creative people.
Dana Spiotta
I did a show a long, long time ago called ‘Cooking Mexican’. It was a studio show as opposed to on-location like the one I do now. Before my first show, I was a cooking instructor, and I did a whole lot of classes for home cooks about Mexican food.
Rick Bayless
Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’
Alton Brown
When my husband and I worked as line cooks in LA, we lived in a constant state of broke and tired.
Sohla El-Waylly
Stuffing is evil. Stuffing adds mass, so it slows the cooking. That’s evil because the longer the bird cooks, the drier it will be.
Alton Brown
I eat lots of mustard greens and collard greens. My mother cooks all the traditional southern food.
Paula Kelly
My whole family cooks and I’m in charge of setting the vibes.
La La Anthony
My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I’ve ever cooked on-air. I call him from the road, and he’s making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I’m not a better cook than my own husband!
Rachael Ray
Well, I grew up in Switzerland where my parents were immigrant workers, but my whole family are very good cooks – my father also. So I always saw my parents enjoying to cook and prepare the food.
Roberto Di Matteo
All my family were brilliant cooks when I was growing up, but I ended up just cleaning up, so I’ve always lacked confidence in the kitchen.
Amanda Eliasch
It’s not like I’m out eating McDonald’s and Del Taco every night. I eat good: my mom fixes dinner every single night – baked chicken, fish – she cooks a great meal every single night.
Bryce Harper
Our family’s special holiday tradition is going over to my grandparent’s house on Christmas morning. My grandma cooks a big breakfast, and I love hearing her tell old funny stories.
Caroline Sunshine
There’s way more pressure cooking for cooks than rowing at the Olympics.
Bryan Volpenhein
Behind Chipotle is not a corporation; behind Chipotle is a man that is one of the great cooks, that created a great concept.
Jose Andres
People love giving cooks spoons, I’ve noticed. Or, at least, they love giving them to me.
Samin Nosrat
I think cooks that are just interested in molecular gastronomy are cooks that will never be chefs.
Dominique Crenn
Our mom cooks well, and we cook poorly. We try.
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.
Olga Kurylenko
Even cooking at home, the difference between my wife cooking and me cooking is major. When my wife cooks, the kitchen looks like a disaster. When I cook it’s completely clean and organized and it doesn’t look like anyone has been cooking in there.
Tom Colicchio
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.
Tom Colicchio
Both my mom and sister are great cooks; some of the best food I have had were made by them.
Ashwin Kumar
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.
Miranda Cosgrove
Sephardic Jews were always known as good cooks.
Gil Marks
Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
W. H. Auden
When you look at critics in wrestling, it's a real spec

When you look at critics in wrestling, it’s a real special fan base. There’s a lot of voices, but at the end of the day, there’s only one voice that really matters, and that’s your boss’s, right? There’s a lot of cooks in a lot of kitchens. It can be hard because there are some fans you really have to set aside.
Ethan Carter III