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Julia Child’s Top 20 Cooking Quotes

Julia Child is the doyenne of cooking, bringing the art of French cooking to millions of people across the world and doing so with good humour and a lovely insight into human nature.

Her perspective on life is best summed up by her quotes about cooking, I think we can all turn to one of these to brighten up any tough day. Enjoy:

Julia Child in action

Julia Child in action

Top 20 Julia Child Quotes

  1. It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it
  2. Life itself is the proper binge
  3. The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook
  4. As you get older, you shouldn’t waste time drinking bad wine
  5. You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients
  6. It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions
  7. Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?
  8. The main thing is to have a gutsy approach and use your head
  9. Every woman should have a blowtorch
  10. This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!
  11. Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need
  12. No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing
  13. Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvellous time!
  14. One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed
  15. People who love to eat are always the best people
  16. Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake
  17. The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn
  18. Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is
  19. Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you’re in a crowd, you’ll always have some clean air to breathe
  20. I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate

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As you travel through your thermo cooking adventures, try not to take it too seriously, enjoy yourself and remember if you need a handbook to help you along the way, grab yourself a copy of Kate’s Thermo Cookbook, available on iPad, iPhone and Android via Amazon.

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