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is to cook the aubergines the day before
and let them dry
of all the oil they drank
in cooking. When you
cook aubergine, they eat a lot of oil. It can be very heavy
I don’t cook. My mother didn’t cook. My daughter doesn’t cook.
I have to go out for lunch
and dinner because
I can’t cook. I need a woman
to come and save
me from my cooking.
I love to feed
people, and I like to cook food they want to eat and food that will be good
for them. I try to cook them things that are lower
in fat and see if they will eat them.
really like food, and they like to cook, so it’s a lot of fun to shop
I’ve always gone
out with men who wanted
a cook all the time.
The French cook; we open tins.
I think it bespeaks a generous
nature, a man
who can cook.
I make a really delicious eggplant and squash curry
by Vij of Vij’s Restaurant, a great chef and restaurateur in Vancouver
. I like to cook that dish
because it’s really simple
, but the flavor
is so pungent and intense that I feel like I’m a real chef whenever
I create it.
I’m not a trained chef. I’m a self-taught
cook, and I want people to be like, ‘Yo, I could do that! Maybe I didn’t think to or maybe
it seemed harder than
it really is.’
I love my kitchen. On the weekends
, we have friends over, the kids are buzzing
around, and we cook and talk.
how to cook and do a lot of marital things.
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.
I always knew
that food and wine
were vital, with my mother being Italian
and a good cook.
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.
Believe me, I did not come to London
to cook farmed fish. All my fish are wild
as a passionate cook has been to go to Le Cordon Bleu. Never could my most incredible
dream have lived up to the experience
. The food, the lesson
, the chef, the ingredients – all the best of the best
. I see why Le Cordon Bleu is world-renowned.
I don’t cook. I think they named
‘-rowave after me.
If you cook something on the show, and I don’t like it, I’m going to tell you. I don’t understand how you could watch any of these morning shows
, and everything everybody
cooks is absolutely delicious. Are you kidding
I eat very well. I cook for my family every night
. We eat a variety
of things, including
chicken, fish, pork, lentils
, all veggies, pastas, and salads
. You name
it, we eat it – except
salmon, which I find disgusting
After a show, people say
, ‘I bet you want to just sit
back and relax.’ No way. First thing I want to do when I’m home is cook.
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage
, but what a couple actually gets
up to together over a lifetime
has much more in common with the workings of a small business
. They must draw
up work rosters
, clean, chauffeur
, cook, fix
, fire, reconcile
, and budget
The thing about being at home versus
being out in the world working is, it’s a whole different vibe
. When I’m home with my kids and partner
, I will cook – even though she’s a very good
cook. She’s learned over the years. We started with basics, you know, how to saute onions
, how to saute mushrooms
I was like any new bride
, who said
, ‘I’m going to cook for my man.’ In fact
, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke
from the pan, and I got really scared
. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access
Get up, groan, write a bit
, eat breakfast
, write some more, cycle
my bike through the Sligo hills
, make up country
songs as I pedal along
, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle
, or several
I’ve never been a great cook.
I don’t know what singers
feel like when they make a song
and people clap
along and love it, but when people walk
up to me and say the food was outstanding
, that’s what it is all about. I cook because I like to make people happy
I couldn’t cook. I could put a pizza
in the oven, but that was it.
I like to play board games
a lot with my girl
, things like that. We attempt
to cook. And even if it goes wrong
, it doesn’t matter because it’s the time you spend
doing it that’s important.
I cook all my meals at home.
Now everybody thinks that once you do Top Chef
, then 13 weeks
later you’re a chef. Nobody wants to learn to cook anymore.
If you didn’t know that I am an actress, I don’t think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter
. She’s 16, so of course I bore
And I love to cook! I’ve impressed
hundreds of women with my cooking. And they always come back for more.
Mum doesn’t like it when I mention
that Dad’s a better cook than her. He was born in Spain
and spent eight
years in Portugal
and is exceptional at lots of cuisines.
The only thing I can cook is Welsh
I love a good paella, so I’d love to be able to know how to cook one.
Even though Czech
food is traditionally a bit heavy, especially for a climber
, I can’t resist some dishes: sveckova, for example
, is beef
in a creamy sauce with celery
and dumplings. It’s probably fortunate that I don’t know how to cook it myself.
I call all chefs ‘cooks.’ They’re all cooks. That’s what we do, we cook. You’re a chef when you’re running
I love to cook, it’s one of my most favorite
things in the world. That’s why I stopped being a vegetarian – I didn’t want to serve
people things I hadn’t tasted
At home in Ghaziabad, everyone is a pure
vegetarian. In fact, when I want to cook non-veg there, my mum shoos me out on the terrace
where I have my cooking utensils
. I’m told categorically that whatever
non-veg or egg, etc
., that I have to cook, I should do upstairs
and not enter
her kitchen at all.
I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I’m skeptical
of men who cook. A man should be focusing
his attention on the woman, and not what’s on the stove.
I like getting
to be in the adult
world a little bit
and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners
. And, for me, that balance is what makes it nice.
I never cook. My favorite place to eat is Smith
& Wollensky in Chicago
I have loved to cook since
I was a child
in my mother’s kitchen. If I don’t have time to cook, I’ll just read a cookbook.
I’m a terrible cook, so I usually eat out with friends.
I love to cook. I’m a sailor
. And I was the eighth-grade ping-pong champion
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!
, I was a restaurant critic
at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I’ve been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time
. It’s just something
I’m passionate about.
I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice. If you’re going to make a big chicken and vegetable soup for lunch on Monday
, you stick it in the refrigerator
and it’s also for Wednesday
Between all four children and my husband, I don’t get to do much. But when I am in England
, I cook and I garden, and it’s much more calming
If I have a really bad cook or a bad manager
or bad sous-chef, I previously would have fired
them or lost
my temper. But now I realize
that if I’m so right, then I should be able to communicate
it so clearly
that they get it.
I’m not a cooking person, so there’s not much in the fridge. On the rare occasion
that I do cook, I make myself breakfast. Eggs are my go-to in the morning for some protein
. Orange juice
as well. You have to start your day off with that.
Why don’t we focus
on what Afghan
women can do? They can cook, bear
children and pray
. As I recall
, that was fine for our grandmothers.
I don’t know how to cook, but I do know how to bake
It’s my privilege
and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury
on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless
for me on some days. You have pride
in how you take care
of your family.
I was a bar-back, which is the person who cleans the bathrooms at the end
of the night in the bar, and a cook. I had kind of given
up. I was into backing
other people up. Music was something I just did on the side and I don’t think I had the energy to pimp
myself out, like call people up and ask them to book me to play.
I use other cookbooks for inspiration. I must say I tend to cook from my own cookbooks for parties.
I’m not trying to take New York by storm
. I just want to sneak
in there, keep my head down, batten down the hatches and cook.
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
I cook anything, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But mutton dishes are my favourite
Both my parents worked. So it wasn’t like the previous generation
where we learned how to cook and bake from our mothers
I cook every day. If I don’t cook, they don’t eat. Who’s going to do it? I’m their mother!
I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day.
I love to cook and I’ve cooked a lot of Bulgarian food over the years.
No one asks
or the chicken where it gets its protein. I eat about 4,000 or 5,000 calories
a day, and I cook for myself. I also have a line of cooks that work with me – some raw, some vegan
I love to cook. I’d hoped
by now I’d have a big loft
. I have this fantasy
that between 12 and 4, if you’re in New York, it’s known that I’ll be serving
a meal and you can just show up. You can watch TV, hang
out, nap. Once a month. Wouldn’t that be nice
was once a very homogenous society
, but no more. For decades
, people have been coming into Sweden from all over the world, and that’s changed
the way we cook.
Over the holidays is when I have the most occasions
to cook and bake.
Keep in mind that in 1975, when you became
a cook, it was because you were between two things
: you were between getting out of the military
and… going to jail
. Anybody could be a cook, just like anybody
If you just feel lazy
and don’t want to cook, then don’t cook.
When my girlfriend
‘s away, I cook a big vat
of meaty pasta
and sauce and eat that for about a week. Then I eat out the rest of the time. When she’s home, we eat at home probably twice a week
. I chop, she cooks.
Alan Arkin is a good cook.
Nutritionists have known for some time now that in order
to get people to change what they eat, we need to provide
them with more access to affordable, healthy food
as well as information
on how to cook and prepare
My mother never made me do anything for my brothers
, like serve them. I think that’s an important lesson, especially for the Latino culture
, because the women are
expected to be the ones that serve and cook and whatever. Not in our family
. Everybody was equal
There is no one who would have me – I can’t cook.
I’m a really good cook. I left home to start my career
at 15 – so my choices
were to either learn to cook or eat Ramen noodles
for the rest of my life.
I have strong feelings
about cookbooks because I am a lover
of them and student of them and devourer of them and collect
them. I find them to be a great source
of inspiration. When I was a cook and not making much money, I always used to spend most of what I had on cookbooks.
I don’t really cook much. I’m more of a baker
. My favorite things
to bake that everybody loves, and I can only keep in the house for about ten minutes
, are 7-Up cake and Pineapple Upside
My mom and sister and I all cook.
Cook what’s fresh for the day
. When you’re using fresh fruits
, vegetables, and foods, it’s easier
to keep the weight
off. And I eat whatever I want – just not a ton
I cook often when I am at home but not in college. I do it alone. It is just very relaxing to me. Just about anything that I like to eat, I can cook – chicken, salmon, stir
fry. I like to cook seafood or burgers
the most when I am entertaining.
Custard is controversial
: what makes it a custard
, how best to cook it and, crucially, is it to be eaten or put in a pie and thrown
I’d like to cook for my granny
one more time
. I cooked for her a couple of times before she passed away, but I wasn’t really old enough
I didn’t come out until 5 or 6 o’clock in the evening. Sleep all day
, sleep and cook and eat, stay in the house. That sun
is hot, anyway
. It ain’t right out there.
I’m not a particularly good cook. Part of it is that it is the kind of cooking anybody could do if they bothered
. It’s improvisational. I cook with whatever I have laying
I have built
my own factory
on my own ground, 38 by 208 feet
. I employ
in that factory seven
people, including a bookkeeper, a stenographer, a cook and a housegirl.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields
of the South. From there I was promoted
to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods
was a natural
cook. At harvest
time, she would whip
up a noontime dinner for the men in the field
: fried chicken with milk gravy
, mashed potatoes
, lima beans
, field peas, corn
, slaw, sliced tomatoes, fried apples
, and peach
I didn’t understand, I felt I needed
to learn how to cook the food of France
and knew that I was going to have to get over
to the country: to Paris, I’d always assumed
It’s incredible what happens
when you explain
to kids what good food is – they get so excited! They go home
and tell their parents… and they’re excited to cook the recipes themselves in class.
I’m not on chef level, but I’d make a good line cook. That’s not too shabby
When I was first approached for ‘Pass the Plate,’ I was thrilled
because I love to cook. And I love to cook healthy. The reason
I started cooking was because I would go to restaurants and have just amazing food but feel so heavy and gross
. I would go home and try to cook the same thing
, but a healthy version
I have always lived an ordinary
life, and always will. It’s who and what has to do with my job that makes it ‘unordinary.’ I cook, go to the supermarket
, pick my children
up at school.
We are the species
who cooks. No other species cooks. And when we learned to cook, we became truly human
I could make a martyrly claim
to having been the victim
of childhood enslavement
when I report
that I started regularly
cooking with my mother at a hot stove when I was five. But the truth
is I wanted to cook. Cooking meant being near food.
I don’t cook, ’cause I don’t know how to cook.
I can’t really cook, but the first dish I ever made was for my girlfriend, Eleanor
. I made chicken breast wrapped
in ham, homemade
mashed potatoes, and gravy.
The only kind of restaurant I could imagine
doing would be the extraordinarily
snooty restaurant with three or four tables
, and I would cook what I felt like cooking. And you could eat it or not.
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.
I had to have a large
kitchen because I look to cook.
My mother was really young when she had me, so she was a horrible cook, but we lived with my grandmother
, who was fantastic. We eventually
got our own place, and my mother started learning to cook. But it was also the ’70s, so she was very experimental
, and, well – thank
God we had a dog
When I cook a meal, I like to serve things one by one and keep them separate
. I get that from my father
– he’s such a purist. Some people even put their desserts
on the main
plate. It’s just wrong.
It’s very important in a restaurant to really do the right hiring because there’s no restaurant that you have one cook and one chef and nobody else
in the kitchen. Generally
you have five, ten, 15 people with you. So that’s really important is to train them right, but first you have to hire the right people
Manage the heat
, let the meat cook, and you’ll get fantastic results.
I think especially older people
, and I count myself one, in the business – people get to know who you really are. So there comes a time
when you can’t just go in and audition
without everybody knowing
exactly how you’ve brought
up your kids, what you said at the meeting
, what kind of food you cook.
My husband thinks he’s compromising
if we have one cook instead of three.
I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner table
in ‘Live to Cook’ is to make great food
more approachable for home cooks.
For example, when my mother died
, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing
, so to speak
, as my momma
would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we’ve lost so much in our country
My aim is always just to get one person a day to exercise
and cook healthy food.
My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.
I’m not a cook at all, but I wanted to have a house with a really nice
I hate ‘foodie’ because it’s cute
, like pretty much all diminutives associated
with eating. ‘Veggies,’ ‘sammies,’ ‘parm.’ I eat food, and I cook it: it’s for eating, preferably with friends, and I don’t make a fetish
out of it.
I cook a little – I’ve never taken classes
or anything – but enough to get by.
I’m good at anything that’s country – biscuits, gravy, chicken-fried steak
. Look at me, for God’s sake
. I cook what I like to eat.
When I pick my greens, right, I smile
. I smile when I pick the greens, and when I wash
the greens, I smile. Then when I cut
them up, I smile. And then when I cook them, I smile. They call it joyful
I love to cook like a mad man. If I could do it all over again? I would be a NBA basketball player
My mum is Brazilian
and very proud
. I’d love to do a Brazilian film
. I’ve been brought up in the Brazilian culture. My mum brought me up on my own, I cook Brazilian food, I’ve never spoken
to my mother.
I can’t cook. I don’t have the right brain
for it, somehow
. I can’t walk into a room and tidy
it up. I get distracted
. I pick up one thing
and I start looking at it. And my cooking is truly heinous.
I was too thin. I was working all the time
, not eating at home. Spaghetti bolognese on planes
. Ugh. Now most of my meals I cook for myself with organic ingredients.
I cook mostly vegetarian vegetable and bean stews. Quinoa salads. I make my mother-in-law
‘s recipe for chicken and barley stew
all the time.
I love to cook so much. I like to cook everything. I really like to eat my food.
I try to cook more now so I can control my diet and what I ingest.
I enjoy what I do because it keeps evolving
– when I was a cook, I wanted to be a chef de partie; when I was a chef de partie, I wanted to be a chef; when I was a chef, I wanted to be a restaurateur, and now I am a chef entrepreneur
. I am still fulfilling
I think that romance
sort of coincides with effort
, so you can fall flat
on your face
, but as long as you’re making a great effort
, I think it comes off as romantic. So it can be something as simple as, like, if you’re someone who doesn’t cook, you can make a meal.
I’m not afraid
to eat breakfast at three in the morning. As a kid
, I used to go to bed
at 8 P.M., wake
up at 1 A.M. when my grandma
would cook me breakfast, and then I’d pass
My feeling is that if you can cook, I can teach
you how to do television.
There isn’t a spare minute
in the day. I have spent my life doing everything. I work. I go home. I do the shopping
. I cook. Then there’s the laundry
and the dog. Most of my life, I have been a working mother. And even when I wasn’t, I still did it all.
I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots
before Three’s Company
and they all failed
, I just got discouraged
My mom is a really good cook. We used to make dumplings together.
Preparing and cooking squid is easier than most fish. The only thing to remember
is not to cook it for too long.
I cook everything. I love Mediterranean
cooking, I love Asian
cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles.
If I’m alone, I tend to cook for myself. I do a pretty good job
healthful foods. My go-to is everything in a bowl
like quinoa, avocado. Later in the day, scrambled eggs
. I’m not a gourmet
chef. I cook in bulk very well.
God, Americans know how to cook.
I would love to take a cooking class from Gandhi
. Maybe I could teach him how to cook, and he could teach me his message
. I wouldn’t mind learning how to make couscous from scratch from a North African
Sorry, I’m not much of a cook.
I love food. I’m not a great cook, but I love to cook, and I like how different it is from writing.
I love to cook. My mom taught me to cook at a very, very young age
I’m so thankful
that Mum taught me to cook, because not every day is a takeaway day.
Food is a big part
of my culture, so everyone knows
how to cook. When I came to America and asked
to softboil an egg for my son and she didn’t know how, I was shocked
People who hardly
ever cook at all, suddenly
at the holidays, feel like it’s their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups
of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy
or fancy or formal
. And I don’t think that’s what anybody really wants, especially if you’re not good at it.
not know this about me, but I’ve always loved cooking. My favorite thing to cook is my mom’s spicy
Oh, my wife is a wonderful cook. She comes from a food-loving Italian family – her father owned
I love to cook when I have the time. I don’t cook French or Mexican
food with exact recipes. I just go to the supermarket and buy
things that look good, and I mix
it all together and invent
something. Ninety-five percent
of the time, I’m lucky
. Sometimes not so lucky
, and I say, ‘Let’s go out to dinner.’
When you cook, you take a life. When you eat fish, or meat, you take a life. And you must be very respectful
of the ingredients and that is very important.
I like to cook, and I tend to make those one-pot meat dishes of my Hungarian ancestors
. Also, I make a great Bolognese.
I have time only for cricket
, and when I am not playing
, I love to be at home, chat
with my family, do puja
with them, call for some yummy
paani puri, etc. Also I love to cook. I can make dal, sabji and chicken! But, at home everybody’s a vegetarian, so I can’t cook non-veg at home!
A cook never knows if the dish he perfected for hours was described properly
or if a guest
even liked his food. It’s hard to spend hours perfecting a dish only to relinquish
control. But chefs need to put aside
the people serving the food.
I moved in with a roommate
who told me, ‘Stay with me until you can afford
rent. Don’t give up.’ People who supported
me were like, ‘If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting
class? Let’s get together
and read lines
Whenever I cook, I think of Spanish music
, so I always have to listen
to some sort of salsa
. It gets your body
I cook naked
, and I walk around naked. I’m very comfortable with my body.
Food to me, in one word
, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression
.’ It’s simply, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, and this is what I want to cook for you.’
I love to cook and I know a lot of people watching love those segments
, but so often they feel rushed
to me. If we give ’em a bit more time to breathe
, people will get more out of them.
I would like to know more about how to cook Japanese food. I love it, but don’t know much about it.
My family and I cook at home almost every day together. The kitchen is the central and most important room in the house; it’s a great way
for us to connect
. We love going to the farmer
‘s market on Sundays
as a family and choosing
the ingredients together.
Even if I’m gone all day, breakfast is the one meal I always cook for my kids. I make French toast
, oatmeal, or an egg burrito.
I buy extra
virgin olive oil by the case
(much less expensive
this way) and reach for it several times a day. I use it to marinate and cook my protein, saute my vegetables, and drizzle
on my salads.
A plancha is just a hot flat surface. So if you think about it, anything is a plancha, like a saute pan or a griddle. A la plancha is the perfect way to cook for a crowd
A great ratatouille is one in which the vegetables interact
with each other but are still discernible from each other. The trick
is to cook them just right: not over, not under.
The perfect gadget
would somehow allow
me to fly
. Isn’t that what everybody wants? It would also cook a damn
good microwave pizza. So while
in flight you had something to eat – an in-flight meal. Where would I go? Well, nowadays
, it would probably just take me to work a lot quicker
I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician
. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon
or a cook, you have to know the trade
in your hand
. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition
until it belongs
You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime
rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular
families who worry
their kids and paying
I love to cook. I love having friends over and family. I am definitely
a feeder – I feed everybody. I am jumping
around the kitchen like a crazy woman.
I’m a breakfast type
. Don’t get me wrong. I can cook, I’m kinda
nice on the burner
, but I enjoy making breakfast. I do it all… Scrambled eggs… French toast… Pancakes… Breakfast is my thing.
You see it in the many bouncing
clothes that are not just pleats
. To make them, two or three people twist them – twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons
twist together and put it all in the machine
to cook it.
Are you kidding? I’m a terrible cook, but John is a really great
, I never cook. The whole time we were dating
, I prepared two officially
romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters
that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again.
Cooking is for chefs. Science informs us and lets us cook while knowing what we are doing, but it is not a replacement
for the skills of a chef.
I hate to cook, but I love to eat. I would want to be able to conjure
yummy and healthy meals by wiggling
When I cook, my brain stops
My husband is experimental, loves to cook, and is really good at it. If I do the cooking, I lose
. Why is that?
I don’t cook, but I would love to learn.
For my kids, I cook everything. We have dinner every night, pretty much, just the four of us: my husband and me and our two kids.
I like to hang out with my friends
. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.
I only cook when I’m in love.
I consider a good dinner party at our house to be where people drink
and eat more than they’re meant to. My husband is a really fantastic cook. His mother is Italian and if you walk into our house, we assume
As chefs, we cook to please people, to nourish people.
I’m a professional cook. I’ve worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way – they’re always lived within
of my hometown
Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest
, the table their altar
, and their belly
My husband is the chef of the family; he’s a brilliant
cook. Actually, it makes you quite lazy when you have somebody
that’s so good at cooking under the same roof
. It’s all beans or spaghetti when I’m left to run it.
When you don’t know how to cook, you just say, ‘I need something quick,’ and then you fry something up. Now that I cook, I think, ‘Do I want to have fried fish, baked fish, or grilled fish?’
I’ve always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant, where you’ve got lots and lots of things laid
out and you go and look into one cauldron and you look into the other and you see what’s coming to the boil
A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman
and a great cook. To marry all three together is sometimes difficult
Everything my mother made had to cook for 80 hours, and when she made matzoh balls
she didn’t know fluffy
. Everything sank.
I don’t live my life as a writer. I’m a mother, an African-American
woman, and I do everything that everybody else
does – cook and a little bit of cleaning
I’m not a big eater. I’m a terrible cook, and so I don’t cook for myself.
I learned to cook in self-defense
. My wife doesn’t know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb
chops 26 nights
in a row. Then I took
over. I used to mind her not caring
about food, but no more – as long as I can eat what I want.
People that know me
know that I cook. I cook every night.
I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili
I think you owe
it to your kids to teach them how to cook – you know, self-survival.
I’m just trying to cook good food, and I’m not afraid to do whatever I need to do to keep the food evolving.
I mostly get takeout, I have to admit – I don’t know if that’s something to be ashamed
of. I’m not much of a cook.
I am not a fancy cook or an ambitious
cook. I am a plain old cook.
, I do movies the way I cook: I put in what I like in case nobody else likes it and I have to eat it for the rest of the week.
I’m very good at ordering
off the menu and eating food
that other people cook for me. My husband’s a fantastic cook. I always come with a good appetite!
I lived in a hut
with no roof, and I rode
to school on a donkey
. I used to shoot birds
with a slingshot to cook for dinner. Now I prefer
to get my food from KFC.
If people are made to feel uncomfortable
in the kitchen, they won’t go in there. That’s why I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing.
When I first started cooking, I was very much an intuitive
cook when it came to taste, but that didn’t mean I didn’t want to know why some things worked and why others did not. My interest took me to culinary
I use the confit principle
for chicken thighs
. I season them with herbs
and garlic, let them marinate, and then cook them in chicken fat.
I think anybody can cook if they take the time.
I love food. I’m a complete
foodie. I love to cook. I find it very hard to say no to food. I get grumpy
if I don’t get food.
When I was really, really young, I wanted to be a cook at Bob
Evans because my parents would always go there every Sunday after church
I took a cookery course. On the examination
, I had to cook a cheese
omelet with peas and an egg custard. With the egg custard, which was supposed
to be a dessert, I forget
to put the sugar
in, so that’s more of a quiche
, isn’t it?
I’ll go grocery
shopping at the farmer’s market on a Sunday and already know what I’m going to cook for the next two, three or four days.
I love to clean. I love to cook.
I don’t do dishes, and I don’t cook, either! Everything else, I can do!
People who live in L.A. don’t like to leave their homes
because they have so much space. They have the nice kitchens and a cook and a pool. When you live in L.A., there is a sense of isolation
in terms of raising a family
It’s a funny thing
, but it’s often overlooked
that I’m a huge devout
lover of French cooking. I have the utmost
respect for them, though they have lost their respect for me because they think the way I cook is nutty
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon
. And my ambition
has been growing steadily
Anyone who has that weird volition
to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things – to write, to play music
, to paint
, to cook.
When I’m home, I cook my own dinner, all organic.
My best friends are just girls who go to school. They’re not in the industry, and we have dinner nights and learn how to cook together and go on hiking trails
and the beach.
My sister is a masseuse, so we trade – she gives me massages and I give her prepared meals. It’s a great system
: Cook or babysit for a friend in exchange
for one of her skills.
I can cook a little bit but pretty much when I get back
from practice I am pretty tired
that I just order out.
My mother likes what I cook, but doesn’t think it’s French. My wife is Puerto Rican
, so I eat rice and beans. We have a place in Mexico
, but people think I’m the quintessential
We want to teach families how to cook Tuscan wherever
you are. How to reuse
your leftovers. How to trick the kids into eating whatever you want by putting
it into a frittata.
I’m not a cook. I like to watch the Food Network
, but I don’t like to cook.
I do cook a lot for myself. I tend to cook from scratch, a lot of stews and things, lots of beans, because beans have got lots of protein in them but not fat. I am partial
to a bit of cheese – I try to limit
myself in my cheese intake
, but I do enjoy a good smelly
cheese. Stinking Bishop
is a good one.
The way to entice
people into cooking is to cook delicious things.
When I was at the Cordon Bleu things took hours and hours and hours to make. And they were beautiful dishes – and I know how to cook that way – but I was like, ‘no one is cooking like this.’
My dad loves to cook. I’m half Thai, and growing up
, that’s all we ate in my house. My dad was very big on the idea
that dinnertime and cooking time was also family time
I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t cook, but I can do a Swiss
dish called frittatensuppe. You make a thin omelet from eggs, flour
, then roll
and cut it in the shape
of tagliatelle and add broth. It’s a tradition we adopted
I think cooking is really key because it’s the only way you’re going to take back control of your diet from the corporations
who want to cook for us. The fact is, so far, corporations don’t cook that well. They tend to use too much
salt, fat, and sugar – much more than you would ever use at home.
I love cooking. My Italian mother is a genius cook, and I picked
that up from her. I make my own sauce, which takes four hours, from a recipe that’s been refined over many years. I won’t tell anybody what it is.
I do make a good ragu pasta, which everyone seems to like. Or that could be just me talking
; who knows what they really think. I actually stole
the recipe from my older sister
Vera, who also loves to cook. I took all my recipes from her.
Some people are just born to cook and talk.
I learned how to cook by making soups
, so I was thinking of how to make the most eco-friendly and green way to make soup. Obviously
, using water and vegetables from your garden is the most sustainable
Typically, you learn how to cook, but you don’t know why. We were looking for a deeper understanding
of what was happening
to our food as we roasted it, boiled it, grilled it, chopped it, etc. And it turned
out, as we began to really say what is cooking, what does it mean to cook, there’s a lot of science involved
I cook. I did the Escoffier course in Paris when I was 21 in one of those periods
when it was like a pause
. I can cook anything Italian, Chinese
I made lemon spaghetti in an early
season of ‘Everyday
Italian,’ and to this day people still come up
to me and say they love it. It’s very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice
it over the pasta.