The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.
New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
A recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
What you eat and drink is 50 percent of life.
Food can look beautiful, taste exquisite, smell wonderful, make people feel good, bring them together, inspire romantic feelings…At its most basic, it is fuel for a hungry machine.
If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed, counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one.