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Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect!

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking.

Author: Katherine Cebrian


If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.

Author: Tom Jaine


I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Profession: American Comic Actor

Kissing don't last: cookery do!

Author: George Meredith (1828-1909)

Profession: British Author

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a ''home'' might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.

Author: Emily Post (1873-1960)

Profession: American Hostess

'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist