Cooks - Cooking Quotes

My wife doesn’t cook, so we eat out every night. It’s not fine dining or anything — we’re not fancy people. Last night, we went to Johnny Rockets.

At the time I was coming up, there were girls doing sport, but it wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. The view was always that maybe you should go and cook—and that’s probably why I never learnt to cook.

Going to see my grandparents was like going back 50 years. Every weekend was a history lesson in Southern food.

Think of a hot dog as an entire meal on a bun, and throw a side dish on it.

I’m not going to fool anyone by saying ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ isn’t entertaining, but I hope it offers more than that. Even if I get just ten people off their sofa and into the kitchen after watching the show, that’s better than no one at all.

We’ve brought the children up to be willing to try different things and they love it. I don’t mean feeding them truffles and caviar, but encouraging them to try different fruits and vegetables and a variety of flavors and textures.

I am constantly being asked, are you a celebrity first now rather than a chef? The answer is, and always will be, no.

In the U.K., if guests don’t have a good meal they often won’t complain, but you can guarantee you won’t see them again. Americans are far more likely to voice their complaints.

Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.

My cooking isn’t creatively cutting edge. They’re more from “remember” flavors. So, I tend to take a recipe for boeuf bourguignon and make it simpler. I’m a big believer in making a better potato chip. That’s my goal. Take something that everybody just loves, but make it better than anybody else.