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Being a chef would be too much hard work. -- Sophie Ellis-Bextor
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I am the chef of love. Let me utilize your oven. -- Jarod Kintz
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I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants. -- Delia Smith
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Unlike the stereotypical author, I've never had a job as a short-order cook, but I love cooking hot breakfasts for lots of people, juggling the eggs and the bacon and the tomatoes and the fried potatoes and so on. -- Garth Nix
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A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger's end. -- Walter Savage Landor
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With chefs, the problem is we have to be very confident because people are looking at us for that. So pretty soon, you think you're a plumber, you think you're an electrician, you think you're an accountant. -- Michael Mina
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Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation
experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way -- Paul Theroux
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To me, there's no great chef without a great team. -- Daniel Boulud
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All the great chefs I know - Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten - they are technicians first. -- Jacques Pepin
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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.' -- Haylie Duff
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A Good Recipe Is As Good As The Chef That Cooks It -- Kirk Castle
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You can call me the bad boy chef all you want. I'm not going to freak out about it. I'm not that bad. I'm certainly not a boy, and it's been a while since I've been a chef. -- Anthony Bourdain
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If I weren't a matchmaker, I'd be a chef. -- Patti Stanger
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Let me ask you: Who do you prefer, a clown organizing your menu - with all due respect to Mr. McDonald - or a chef? I do believe it's a very simple answer. -- Jose Andres
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If you've attended the Cordon Bleu, you would know that no woman is supposed to be a chef - only men. -- Sandra Lee
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I think 'Chef' is about somebody who's in the middle of his life, and he's kind of lost his passion and his voice, so he seeks out some refinement and redemption. -- Jon Favreau
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In the orchestra of a great kitchen, the sauce chef is a soloist. -- Fernand Point
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My grandfather was a great chef. -- Douglas Booth
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Don't put too many chefs to work. Sometimes they get too involved in the ingredients and are of no help. -- Jose Andres
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A meal becomes good by starting with quality instructions. It becomes great when you add a quality chef. -- Erica Ariel Fox
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I am a fantastic cook. It's my great passion. -- Sean Pertwee
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Having been a chef for some many years, I understand what it's like to work really, really hard to get good at something, only to have someone piss all over it. -- Anthony Bourdain
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I am not a fancy cook or an ambitious cook. I am a plain old cook. -- Laurie Colwin
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I'm a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking - mostly Thai food. -- Will Ferrell
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Cooks are an undervalued, awesome profession. -- Tom Douglas
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I've never said I was a chef - I think I make great food. I will never open a restaurant to do, like, tasting courses. -- Eddie Huang
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Good chefs started with a pizza -- Pizza
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People come up to me all the time and ask how I stay the way I am, and it's no secret. The first lesson a chef needs to learn is how to handle a knife; the second is how to be around all that food. -- Marcus Samuelsson
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Would the cook were o' my mind! -- William Shakespeare
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The relationship between professional and domestic cook has similarities to a sexual encounter. One party is normally more experienced than the other; and either party should have the right, at any moment, to say, No, I'm not going to do that. -- Julian Barnes
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I'm actually a good cook. -- Jessica Simpson
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I love cooking. I'm in the restaurant business. -- Bill Rancic
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I don't really cook. There are caterers, and my husband cooks. -- Tori Amos
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I am well aware that a chef is only as good as his last meal. -- Gordon Ramsay
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The hardest thing for a chef is to become comfortable with what you do. Not to be too neurotic and worried with what you are doing and how wrong or right you are. -- Daniel Boulud
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When you look at a kitchen, you tend to see that the people who are doing really well are those who have worked with the same chef or stayed in one restaurant for a significant amount of time. -- Daniel Humm
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A cook's job in my opinion is to be creative and push the boundaries of their cuisine and never stop experimenting. -- Ching He Huang
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I've always been fascinated by chefs and the worlds of chefs - what they do is incredibly cinematic. -- Jon Favreau
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Whenever I want to know how to cook something, I can't ask one chef - I have to ask six. -- Alice Waters
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In a time when it is common for chefs to simply reproduce the innovations of others, the few who speak for themselves through their food become the skilled artists of their time. -- Charlie Trotter
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The internet has become such a great tool not just for chefs but for everyone. The net has given everyone the tools to see and almost experience new and different ideas. -- Graham Kerr
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...butcher, baker, fusion-reactor maker. -- Charles Stross
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Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen. -- Robert A. Burton
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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
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In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard. -- Rocco Dispirito
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I'm a pretty decent cook. I like to grill. I have a smoker that I love. I love me some steak. And I'll make a huge salad with a ton of vegetables. -- Abby Wambach
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Actually, I wish you were a chef. Then I'd get something out of this relationship. -- Wesley Chu
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I am the emperor of Germany, but you are the emperor of chefs. -- Wilhelm Ii
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The true cook is the perfect blend, the only perfect blend, of artist and philosopher. He knows his worth: he holds in his palm the happiness of mankind, the welfare of generations yet unborn. -- Norman Douglas
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Cooking is an art; it has in it personality, and even perversity, for the definition of an art is that which must be personal and may be perverse. -- G.k. Chesterton
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People have all this interest in food. But for most people, it's a mystery how to prepare food. I wanted the knowledge cooks know: the in-your-fingers knowledge you get by doing it over and over. -- Bill Buford
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Fifteen years ago, France was the promised land of cooking. So I looked at a map, found five restaurants and faxed them to ask for a job. Within five minutes, I got a reply from the then three- star Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier. -- Rene Redzepi
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Chef Michel Richard is always at the top of his game. -- Jose Andres
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I don't cook. I respect food too much. -- Eva Mendes
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chefs, the Guatemalans, sometimes -- Jonathan Kellerman
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a pot a cook but the food na kno -- Bob Marley
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Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh because he knows that I'm not a chef. -- Nigella Lawson
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Antoine, you have a phone call." Chef Fanelli -- Christy Barritt
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A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman and a great cook. To marry all three together is sometimes difficult. -- Wolfgang Puck
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The chef who cooks without a song on his lips cannot hope to infuse the right carefree improvisatory note into his art. -- James Hamilton-Paterson
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It's wild how chefs have become like rock stars. -- Todd English
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I don't cook. I think they named the 'Mike'-rowave after me. -- Michael Jai White
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I'm a home cook and love to read about food, but I'm not trained as a chef. I'm just really into cooking and passionate about it. -- Ted Allen
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All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please. -- Padma Lakshmi
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I like cooking, but I don't think I could be a chef. Everyone from the ground up does terrible hours, whether you've just walked in off the street and you've got no experience, to whether you're the head chef. You can work 14 or 15-hour days. It's really, really intense. -- James Mcavoy
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Both my parents are chefs ... I grew up in a restaurant and was always surrounded by cooks. I love food. -- Ming-Na Wen
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Even if the chef has a good business head, his focus should be behind kitchen doors. A business partner should take care of everything in front of the kitchen doors. -- Bobby Flay
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Cooking fills me with a dread I can only describe as the sum total of every negative feeling I've ever had about myself. It takes my chronic impatience, divides it by my inherent laziness, and multiplies it to the power of my deepest self-loathing. -- Meghan Daum
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Please don't cook me, kind sirs! I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook, if you see what I mean. -- J.r.r. Tolkien
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One thing I always say is being a great chef today is not enough - you have to be a great businessman. -- Wolfgang Puck
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I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef's table ... Unless they can identify what they're tasting, they don't get to cook it. -- Gordon Ramsay
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I really feel I have found myself as a chef. It's very clear to me what I want to do - and how it should taste. -- Daniel Humm
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I love 'Top Chef.' -- Monica Raymund
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As chefs, we cook to please people, to nourish people. -- Jose Andres
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Many of my friends are chefs, and I learnt to cook watching them. -- Mary Quant
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The chef has kids complaining to their parents the food they get in school is better than what they get at home. He's turned this group of kids into curious, adventurous eaters. -- Marion Nestle
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This kitchen is completely calm. Some of the old-fashioned chefs - they become kings in their kitchen, they've got to be called chef. But I don't care if someone calls me chef or Heston, it really doesn't bother me. -- Heston Blumenthal
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I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life. -- Geoffrey Rush
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Maybe one of the only things I do well: I cook like a maniac! I would be a chef if I weren't an actor. -- Ian Somerhalder
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One of the things I've found now, not just for television, but in the restaurant, is that you have many anxious chefs, who know how to cook twenty recipes really well, but they don't have a good foundation for other things. -- Wolfgang Puck
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I wasn't that great a chef, and I don't think I'm that great a writer. -- Anthony Bourdain
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To cook, and to do it well, every talent must be used; the strength of a prize-fighter, the imagination of a poet, the brain of an empire builder, the patience of Job, the eye and the touch of an artist, and, to turn your mistakes into edible assets, the cleverness of a politician. -- Anne Ellis
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They say never trust a skinny chef, but the fact is, to stay healthy when you're a chef means you have to work twice as hard. -- Marcus Samuelsson
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I can cook anything. -- Daniel Handler
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I do like to cook; I'm sort of a mad scientist in the kitchen. -- Kyle Chandler
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The role of a chef isn't to reinvent dishes but to tweak. -- Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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All of the people who work in the kitchen with me go out into the forests and on to the beach. It's a part of their job. If you work with me you will often be starting your day in the forest or on the shore because I believe foraging will shape you as a chef. -- Rene Redzepi
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I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food. -- Paul Prudhomme
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He's called Ottolenghi, that chef. And he deserves a tongue twister of his own. Lo, Ottolenghi lengthens leeks laterally. How about that? Or, Competent chefs count cous cous cautiously? -- Alexander Mccall Smith
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I used to take culinary arts at Job Corps so I'm a certified chef. I could cook chicken alfredo. -- Gorilla Zoe
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As a chef, if I can taste something, I can basically figure out what's in it. -- Kelis
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A chef who doesn't wash his hands is like a cop who steals. It's a cry for help. -- Jerry Seinfeld
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What's fun about chefs is that they're big guys, often, and they might not look like the most athletic people, but they're very powerful people, and they have tremendous stamina ... It takes a toll on their body, too. -- Jon Favreau
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A combination of the qualities of the scholar, the master cook, the painter, the gastronomer, the sportsman and the pantologist, assisted by the skill of the bookmaker and etcher, will be required to compose the cookbook par excellence. -- George Ellwanger
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I don't cook, 'cause I don't know how to cook. -- Asap Rocky
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I believe no chef becomes what he becomes without having many people influence him. -- Jose Andres
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When you have a chef that wants to be in the spotlight, maybe after one or two appearances on a show, they think they're at a certain level that they haven't reached yet in the kitchen. Shows like 'Top Chef', 'Hell's Kitchen' have helped bring attention to the culinary world. -- Geoffrey Zakarian
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I am a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking mostly Thai food. And a lot of times on movies, you have these trailers that have these little ovens and kitchenettes. A lot of actors never use them, but I would cook lunch just about every day. -- Will Ferrell
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Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food. -- Craig Claiborne
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For the longest time, chefs and restaurateurs were able to get products home cooks couldn't get, but that's not the case anymore. -- Michael Symon