- One man's cookbook is another woman's soft porn.
The CanLit Foodbook (1987) 1939– Canadian novelist:
- Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
Beethoven Depicted by his Contemporaries (1880) 1770–1827 German composer: Ludwig Nohl
- Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
A Conversation with a Cat (1931) 1870–1953 British poet, essayist, historian, novelist, and Liberal politician:
- Cooking is the most ancient of the arts, for Adam was born hungry.
Physiologie du Goût (1825) pt. 1 1755–1826 French jurist and gourmet:
- Good food is always a trouble and its preparation should be regarded as a labour of love.
French Country Cooking (1951) introduction 1913–92 British cook and writer:
- Hot on Sunday,
Cold on Monday,
Hashed on Tuesday,
Minced on Wednesday,
Broth on Friday,
Cottage pie Saturday.
Food in England (1954) ‘Vicarage Mutton’ 1893–1985 English writer:
- Home-made dishes that drive one from home.
Miss Kilmansegg and her Precious Leg (1841–3) 1799–1845 English poet and humorist:
- Kissing don't last: cookery do!
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) ch. 28 1828–1909 English novelist and poet:
- On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
How to be an Alien (1946) 1912–87 Hungarian-born writer:
- The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.
Reginald (1904) ‘Reginald on Besetting Sins’ 1870–1916 Scottish writer:
- You won't be surprised that diseases are innumerable—count the cooks.
c.4 bc–ad 65 Roman philosopher and poet: Epistulae Morales Letters to Lucilius no. 93
- I want to focus on my salad.
when questioned about insider trading during her cookery spot
The Early Show 25 June 2002 1941– American businesswoman: on CBS
- I discovered that dinners follow the order of creation — fish first, then entrées, then joints, lastly the apple as dessert. The soup is chaos. 1893–1978 English writer: diary, 26 May 1929