Quotes by Chefs

Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.
– Anthony Bourdain

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.
– Auguste Escoffier

Inspiration is a study of all the data you have in your head together with all the experiences you’ve gone through in life.
– Beppe De Vito

Each dish has its history and if you do not understand the history, the soul of that dish is lost.
– Bee Satongun

To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
– Heston Blumenthal

Food isn’t just about what’s on the plate. It is about the personal engagement and the stories behind it.
– Jaslyn Chua

It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.
– Julia Child

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.
– Julia Child

A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.
– Marco Pierre White

Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine.
– Marco Pierre White

When you have a good stock, you can make a good soup.
– Martin Yan

Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.
– Massimo Bottura

My motivation comes from the guests. I would like guests to come in and leave with a smile – but also for them to come back.
– Mok Kit Keung

Something unique and something good are different.
– Nishi Otomatsu

The description of ‘authentic’ is subjective. For me arriving at the most acceptable taste for the masses is authentic.
– Sanjeev Kapoor

Cuisine is not made by hand; it is a product made by heart.
– Seiji Yamamoto

The techniques are merely a means of creation. It is more important that they are behind the scenes helping the ingredients to shine.
– Seiji Yamamoto

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