Thursday 13: Cookbook and cooking quotes

Today’s Thursday 13 is about cookbook and cooking quotes…


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  • The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books — how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook. ~Andy Rooney
  • I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. . . . I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right. ~Groucho Marx
  • Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. ~L.M. Boyd
  • Women can spin very well, but they cannot write a good book of cookery. ~Dr. Samuel Johnson
  • I can’t cook. I use a smoke alarm as a timer. ~Carol Siskind
  • I don’t even butter my bread. I consider that cooking. ~Katherine Cebrian
  • By November I had convinced myself that I had better things to do than read ‘Moby Dick’ and learn about the Continental Congress. Cook for instance. ~Ruth Reichi
  • When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. ~Gail Sheehy
  • When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword swallower gag. ~Russell Baker
  • What is literature compared with cooking? The one is shadow, the other is substance. ~E.V. Lucas
  • The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight. ~M.F.K. Fisher
  • Yeah, I’ve been around. They want me to find the man who rules the Universe, but I don’t care to meet him. I believe the man can’t cook. ~Douglas Adams
  • Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen. ~Robert Burton


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