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Famous Quotes on Cooking and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on Cooking Benefits

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

What would you like to cook for an upcoming meal? Not only are there health benefits of cooking nutritious food, but the cooking process can be creative and fun. People who regularly eat home-cooked meals often enjoy greater physical well-being than those who don’t, and those who cook also enjoy greater psychological well-being, research shows. Enjoy these famous motivational quotes on cooking and well-being:

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” – Guy Fieri

“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.” – Mary Berry

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.” – Laurie Colwin

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” – Wolfgang Puck

“If you have constant, unwavering desire to be a cook, then you’ll be a great cook.” – Thomas Keller

“Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you – fresh markets, various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.” – G. Garvin

“I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” – Madam Benoit 

“No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” – Julia Child

“Cookery is a wholly unselfish art: All good cooks, like all great artists, must have an audience worth cooking for.” – Andre Simon

“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” – Marcel Boulestin

“Food should be fun.” – Thomas Keller

“Cooking is one of the great gifts you can give to those you love.” – Ina Garten

“Cooking is an observation-based process that you can’t do if you’re so completely focused on a recipe.” – Alton Brown

“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.” – Dione Lucas

“Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained.” – Maurice de Vlaminck

“If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others – it’s the same with music.” –

“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” – David Chang

“Cooking is one of the strongest ceremonies for life. When recipes are put together, the kitchen is a chemical laboratory involving air, fire, water and the earth. This is what gives value to humans and elevates their spiritual qualities. If you take a frozen box and stick it in the microwave, you become connected to the factory.” – Laura Esquivel

“I like cooking, and it’s a real family thing – an expression of love being together.” – Genevieve O’Reilly

“Cooking is about imbibing different cultures and putting them in a plate on the table.” – Johnny Iuzzini

“What I have found is that the best way to unwind is cooking. You only have two hands. If you are chopping veggies, you are forcing yourself to put the phone down or step away from the computer. It’s extremely relaxing.” – Whitney Wolfe

“Spending time in the kitchen with people who love to cook as much as you do is fun and educational.” – Homaro Cantu

“I cannot stress a greater importance than to teach the young generation about the risks of unhealthy eating. A great way to pique their interest in nutrition is to involve them more in the cooking process. They not only will learn to cook for themselves, but also develop a lifetime of healthy habits.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“I cook, I create. I’m incredibly excited by what I do. I’ve still got a lot to achieve.” – Gordon Ramsay

“Food is celebratory. People who don’t cook don’t know how much fun they’re missing.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection.” –  Michael Pollan

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” – Maya Angelou

“I love to cook comfort food. I’ll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.” – Reese Witherspoon

“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.” – Michael Pollan