“Bistro cooking is good, traditional food, earnestly made and honestly displayed. It is earthy, provincial, or bourgeois; as befits that kind of food, it is served in ample portions.” David Liederman (New York restaurateur)
“Cooking should be a carefully balanced reflection of all the good things of the earth.” Jean & Pierre Troisgros
“In normal life, “simplicity” is synonymous with “easy to do,” but when a chef uses the word, it means “takes a lifetime to learn.” ― Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and...
“I thought we were going to take a 20-mule team out to the Grand Canyon and get a Bunsen burner and a bow and arrow, and whatever you can catch you cook. And it’s gotta be gourmet and it better look good.” ― The Creators of Top Chef
“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.” ― Julia Child
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ― Laurie Colwin