Best Quotes About Kitchen

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. -Alfred Hitchcock

The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me. -Glenn Close

There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den. -Morris Hite

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. -Ambrose Bierce

If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing? -Marian Burros

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear. -Julia Child

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. -Rodney Dangerfield

His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen. -Theodore White

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table. -Adlai Stevenson I

When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere. -Calvin Trillin

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun. -Alison Lurie

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad. -Friedrich Nietzsche

In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen. -William Pollard

I'm definitely a messy person… I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control. -Katie Holmes

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the kitchen. -Terry Venables

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen… than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe. -Harriet Martineau

Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities. -Charles Bukowski

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. -Harry S Truman

The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment. -Herbert Marcuse

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one. -Anthony Daniels

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised. -Amy Lee

I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens. -Alma Guillermoprieto

I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half. -Uri Geller

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger. -Buchi Emecheta

I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter, 'Have you got frog's legs?' He said, 'Yes,' so I said, 'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.' -Tommy Cooper

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement! -John Piper

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god. -Charles Buck

The kitchen may not get cleaned, and I have to accept that. I do the important things. -Jasmine Guy

I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life. -Geoffrey Rush

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food. -Andrew Weil

The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located. -Donald Knuth

But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared. -Laurie Lee

I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen. -Ted Allen

I'm in a loft and the kitchen is in the very center of the apartment. The whole place revolves around it. -Ted Allen

If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children. -Barry McCaffrey

Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again. -Rebecca Romijn

My kitchen's pink, like skin-tone pink, and I lowered my spice rack so it's eye level – it's true! – and my phone, so I can reach it when I fall, it's right there. -Amy Sedaris

And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food. -Sandra Oh

Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer; I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef. -Martin Yan

I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen – you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops – it's more natural, more honest. -Nigella Lawson

Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

I said I thought first I was on the stairs; then I remembered I was in the kitchen when he came in. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it. -Todd English

I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it. -Todd English

I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table. -Mark Oliphant

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations. -Ernst Zundel

I am spoiled, it's true. I don't even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners. -Cindy Margolis

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody – any male – who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that. -Alton Brown

In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius. -Alex Cox

I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going. -Celine Dion

My kitchen is not a place to live in. I made it white so I can tell instantly if it's not clean-and I like it clean enough to be able to eat off the floors-or the tables, for that matter. -Paul Lynde

If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food. -Eamon de Valera

I had the sets that meant so much to this character built – right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit. -Debbie Reynolds

And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock. -Robert Grosseteste

That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!' -Ed O'Neill

Good kitchen equipment is expensive, but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again. -Delia Smith

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. -Delia Smith

I had to have a large kitchen because I look to cook. -Traci Bingham

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen. -F. Murray Abraham

I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink. -Timothy West

When you're writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much. -Timothy West

If my kid couldn't draw I'd make sure that my kitchen magnets didn't work. -Mitch Hedberg

I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked. -Joanna Lumley

My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end. -Vincent Schiavelli

I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad. -Soundarya

We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can. -Ethel Waters

I've never cooked. I can't do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast. -Ethel Merman

In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold. -Nellie Bly

I'm very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I've started it with two friends. -Elizabeth David

Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously. -Lee De Forest

It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life. -Paul Prudhomme

My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat! -Edie Brickell

I realized I didn't want to be a photographer. I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen. -Sally Schneider

That being said, I often write into recipes techniques I learned in the restaurant kitchen. There are ways of organizing your prep and so on that are immensely useful. Those are woven into all the recipes I do. -Sally Schneider

I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader. -Reese Witherspoon

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen. -Karl Lagerfeld

When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen. -Bruce Beresford

My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call. -Cathy Guisewite

The house is in turmoil with records on every space. In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records. I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything. -Marian McPartland

I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen. -Charles Olson

Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out. -Phyllis Diller

What's a soup kitchen? -Paris Hilton

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. -Kin Hubbard

Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything's cool, and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it. The same thing holds true with movies. -Jeffrey Wright

No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime. -Mason Cooley

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands. -Zora Neale Hurston

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual. -Phyllis Diller

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not. -Lawrence Kutner

I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on. -Dick Gephardt

I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout. -Keith Hernandez

I'm good in the kitchen. I can cook seafood, collard greens, black-eyed peas. -Monique Coleman

I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.' In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar. -Milo Ventimiglia

Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn't have a program like that, set one up. -Lindsey Shaw

I'm in the kitchen and I'm not walking out. -Charles B. Rangel

If our message reaches the kitchen tables, we are in good shape. -Tim Scott

My kitchen looks like the one from my childhood – very homey, with a little bit of Alice in Wonderland! -Paris Hilton

I can direct breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I take pride in my kitchen, but I'm not going to direct a movie. -Julia Roberts

I do like to cook; I'm sort of a mad scientist in the kitchen. -Kyle Chandler

We lived in a flat that you could pretty much fit in my current kitchen. No wonder people drink! I can't understand why they don't throw themselves off the balconies. -Gary Oldman

I grew up in the 1970s, but I don't think a whole lot had changed from the '60s. Oh, it had changed in the law books – but not in the kitchens of white homes. -Kathryn Stockett

Demetrie came to wait on my grandmother in 1955 and stayed for 32 years. It was common, in Mississippi, to have a black domestic cleaning the kitchen, cooking the meals, looking after the white children. -Kathryn Stockett

When you turn from one room to the next, when your animal senses no longer perceive the sounds of the dishwasher, the ticking clock, the smell of a chicken roasting – the kitchen and all its seemingly discrete bits dissolve into nothingness – or into waves of probability. -Robert Lanza

Every week I have a disaster in my kitchen. The fire alarm goes off repeatedly. But it doesn't stop me being adventurous. -Paul O'Grady

My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I'm a repair chick. -Cheryl Ladd

I'm worried about that man or woman sitting around – the coffee table tonight or in their kitchen talking about how are we going to get to work. How are we going to have the dignity to take care of our family. -Rick Perry

I try not to get too rattled about things that aren't that important – there's a different outburst for when the kids are reaching for a knife in the kitchen versus the reaction I have when they just won't stop talking. And my wife and I have mellowed out as we've gone along. -Chris O'Donnell

If I'm teaching girls that do love to make cookies and do love fashion – that they can use math as a part of that – you think that's me saying, come on girls you belong in the kitchen, you belong shopping? Or, do you think it's me showing them how math is part of all their life, even the part they thought it had nothing to do with? -Danica McKellar

One day Mum saved up for this exciting new thing – a frozen chicken. She cooked it on the Sunday and we all sat around waiting for it, but there was a terrible smell from the kitchen. She didn't realise that the giblets were in a plastic bag inside it. We just ate vegetables and she cried and cried. -Carol Vorderman

The kitchen oven is reliable, but it's made us lazy. -Jamie Oliver

You may not like the idea of putting money into a home when you're moving out. But it's demanded by the market. You need to show it off. You don't have to rip out the kitchen and bathroom. But maybe replace the tiles or the countertops. Get professional advice. -Barbara Corcoran

I can cook really well. I started cooking as a kid, so I can fend for myself in the kitchen and even do a little gourmet action. -Ty Pennington

Any good kitchen should be stocked up in oysters, shouldn't they? -Michael Fassbender

I wanted to get us a place of our own with a little bit more space. The kitchen is just huge, because my mom… lives there, man, and she loves being in the kitchen. -Freddy Adu

I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it's doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old. -Jennie Finch

You start out playing in kitchens, and you end up playing in kitchens. -Trisha Yearwood

Standing behind a kitchen counter telling people about what ingredients to put in a pot didn't feel right. -Trisha Yearwood

I'm the kind of person you want to kill. I had an incredibly happy childhood. I married a terrific guy when I was 23. I have great, well-adjusted kids. Sometimes my husband and I look at each other and do a little jig in the kitchen. This is the best life. -Jodi Picoult

All I watch is the Food Network. I took a cheesemaking class a few weeks ago, and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. I'm into every kind of cookbook and anything by Anthony Bourdain. I'd love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef. -Jesse McCartney

In the 21st century our tastes buds, our brain chemistry, our biochemistry, our hormones and our kitchens have been hijacked by the food industry. -Mark Hyman

I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy. -Giada De Laurentiis

If people are made to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, they won't go in there. That's why I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing. -Giada De Laurentiis

Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens. -Alex Kapranos

I'm not a chef. I haven't created any new technique in the kitchen. I'm not a rocket scientist. I think I'm good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That's what I think I'm good at. -Rachael Ray

I used to work in kitchens, doing 12 or more hours a day of physical labor, so today, eight to 12 hours of cooking, chatting or filming feels like a vacation. When I have a scheduled 'day off,' I spend several hours writing, then I clean until I crash from fatigue. I don't relax well. -Rachael Ray

Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother's, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same. -Rachael Ray

Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen. It's fun whether it's baking bread or cookies. With baking, you have to be exact when it comes to ingredients. -Sandra Lee

Growing up, I had a very busy social life. It wasn't until I was a sophomore in high school that I asked Mama if I could come into the kitchen and have her teach me how to cook something. -Paula Deen

I really didn't have an interest in being in the kitchen until after I was married, when I was 18. It didn't take me long to realize that Mama was not going to show up at my house every day and cook. -Paula Deen

Onions and bacon cooking up just makes your kitchen smell so good. In fact, one day I'm going to come up with a room deodorizer that smells like bacon and onions. It's a fabulous smell. -Paula Deen

My mother would never let me in the kitchen. I always wanted to cook, but I was never allowed to. Her view of the world was, 'Cooking is my job, and studying is your job.' I think, in retrospect, she didn't like the chaos. She was very orderly. It had to be her way. -Ina Garten

You know, in 1975 I couldn't get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American. -Emeril Lagasse

Cleanliness is very important. If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, you're not really teaching them anything. -Emeril Lagasse

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal. -Alton Brown

The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science. -Alton Brown

For me, relationships are the real action movies. Bombs are exploding every day and the kitchen is Ground Zero. -Michelle Williams

True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal. -Mehmet Oz

The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family. -Mario Batali

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

I probably use my chef's knives more than any other tool in the kitchen. I'm not married to a particular brand, because they all work, they all have sharp blades. -Bobby Flay

The most used piece of kit in my kitchen is my saucepan. I use it every morning to cook my porridge in. The least used piece of equipment? I'd say a food mixer. I've never used it, I don't really know what they're for. -David Walliams

Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint. -Alexander McQueen

When I was writing my column, I would almost always be recognized when I was in a restaurant, even if I was reviewing it and had booked under a fake name, so free stuff would start coming out of the kitchen on a conveyer belt, fantastic wines would be opened at my table. Now I can't even get a reservation on the pizza joint on the corner. -Toby Young

The wisest advice I ever received regarding the kitchen came from my mother: 'Do the dishes while you're cooking.' -Lela Rose

It was improv that really helped me start coming up with recipes and just believe in my instincts. That's why the first recipe I made up was 'I Ain't Chicken Chicken' because I finally felt bold and fearless in the kitchen, which was an entirely new feeling for me. -Aarti Sequeira

This is what a family is all about – one another, sitting around the table at night. And it's very, very important, I think, for the kid to spend time not only around the table eating with their parents, but in the kitchen. -Jacques Pepin

I was chef to the French Presidents between '56 and '59, finished with de Gaulle, and during de Gaulle I remember serving Eisenhower, Nehru, Tito, Macmillan; those were the heads of state at the time. I never saw anyone. No one would ever, ever, ever come to the kitchen. You couldn't even see them. -Jacques Pepin

You know, my parents had a restaurant. And I left home, actually, in 1949, when I was 13 years old, to go into apprenticeship. And actually when I left home, home was a restaurant – like I said, my mother was a chef. So I can't remember any time in my life, from age 5, 6, that I wasn't in a kitchen. -Jacques Pepin

I taped my first series for PBS in 1982 at WJCT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, called 'Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin,' was about saving time and money in the kitchen – and it was a celebration of simple and unpretentious food. -Jacques Pepin

I believe that anyone can cook a great meal. Basically all you need to do is get your hands on some fresh ingredients and not be afraid to make a mess in the kitchen. -Nadia Giosia

Julia Child wasn't afraid to have fun. She made fantastic food but knew how to have a good time and not be too stuck up about the kitchen space. -Nadia Giosia

We are about creating a new wave of talent. We are the Manchester United of kitchens now. Am I playing full-time in the kitchen? I am a player-coach. -Gordon Ramsay

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

The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen. -Gordon Ramsay

I was a little, uh, incorrigible as a kid, so the kitchen was a good place to give me structure and balance. It taught me hard work, but then I grew to love it. -Aaron Sanchez

My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration – and toughest critic. -Aaron Sanchez

I'm actually a very shy person, which is why I always chose to be in the kitchen. You can make people happy and entertain them, without really being there. You can make a very short appearance and then say, 'I've got something on the stove, gotta go!' -Giada De Laurentiis

When I'm home, the heart and soul of our family is in the kitchen. Growing up, my parents both worked, so dinnertime was for family – the TV was off. I think it's important to grab that time and really make it special, even after a tough day. -Cat Cora

I thought I'd love to be a gardener because I grew up with a vegetable garden and I love being close to the Earth and growing things. At my home in L.A., I have a great garden and I grow all kinds of things. I even have a worm farm! The worms help create organic compost out of kitchen scraps. -Curtis Stone

After years of working in professional kitchens, and then spending so much time in a lot of different home kitchens, I realized that there's a huge gap in the market where you have people who develop cookware but who don't actually cook. -Curtis Stone

Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don't need anything fancy to make food delicious: just a knife, a cutting board, and some good nonstick cookware, and you're set. -Curtis Stone

I don't like to sit still for long at all, which has probably helped me along the way, and partly why I was drawn to the heat of a restaurant kitchen. The rush of service means that you're always on your toes and keeps a chef pretty active. -Curtis Stone

I think my cooking these days is a lot more relaxed from when I was working in professional kitchens. Spending time in people's kitchens made me realize that people want to eat healthy meals that are easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients that can be made on a budget. -Curtis Stone

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

A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen. -Masaharu Morimoto

A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don't have to buy the knife I have. You don't have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen. -Masaharu Morimoto

People come up to me all the time and say, 'Oh, I love to watch Food Network,' and I ask them what they cook, and they say, 'I don't really cook.' They're afraid, they're intimidated, they know all about food from eating out and watching TV, but they don't know where to start in their own kitchen. -Michael Symon

When I was 13, I entered the seminary in the hope of becoming a priest. But I often found myself helping the nuns in the kitchen and thus discovered my passion for cooking. I began to cultivate my skills and aspirations at the age of 15, when I embarked on my first apprenticeship. -Joel Robuchon

To me, the kitchen is a place of adventure and entirely fun, not drudgery. I can't think of anything better to do with family and friends than to be together to create something. -Ted Allen

For me, the kitchen is the most special room in the house. It's a place for adventure – not drudgery, but discovery, sharing and showing off with friends, trying new ideas. -Ted Allen

Cooking allows you to have travels, adventures and journeys without going anywhere. The running joke between my partner and me is that I'm not really concerned about how long it takes, or how much I destroy the kitchen, because I just have such a good time doing it. -Ted Allen

Fifty thousand dollars' worth of cabinets isn't going to make you a better cook; cooking is going to make you a better cook. At the end of the day, you can slice a mushroom in about three inches of space, and you can carve a chicken in a foot and a half. So it doesn't matter how big the kitchen is. -Tyler Florence

It doesn't take money to have style, it just takes a really good eye. Sometimes you can find amazing culinary antiques that will make it feel like an old French kitchen. -Tyler Florence

By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family – I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn't know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef – go to work in a kitchen someplace. -Glenn Beck

Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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

If you see someone in the kitchen that has good hands and a quick brain, then you need that person to be in the front of everything. -Rene Redzepi

I know every movement of my kitchen. -Rene Redzepi

A gastronomical supermeal didn't necessarily have to involve the things I had brought from other top kitchens. -Rene Redzepi

There's a bond among a kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family. -Gordon Ramsay

The worst mistake of a woman is to go to the kitchen, because then she never gets out of there. -Shakira

To help producers serve larger institutional customers like schools and hospitals, USDA has helped fund new regional infrastructure like cold storage warehouses, commercial kitchens and local slaughter facilities. -Tom Vilsack

I'm really good at laundry, and I have no problem cleaning the kitchen. -Denis Leary

I like to cook Puerto Rican food. That's what I grew up on: rice, beans, meat, some Italian-American food. I know my way around the kitchen. -Jennifer Lopez

I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I'm skeptical of men who cook. A man should be focusing his attention on the woman, and not what's on the stove. -Gene Simmons

My favourite place to eat is my grandma's kitchen. She makes a mean crab cake. -Karlie Kloss

Whenever I have even a spare second, I'm in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies. I make a mean batch of chocolate chippers. -Karlie Kloss

I have a little kitchen office at home, where I do all my kids' stuff. -Katey Sagal

A good home must be made, not bought. In the end, it's not track lighting or a sun room that brings light into a kitchen. -Joyce Maynard

Well, I think one of the problems with 'Birds of Prey' was there were too many cooks in that kitchen. The studio, the producers, the network, all had very different visions of what that should be. They should have just let Laeta Kalogridis control that. Instead they decided to try to get their hands in the mix. -Melissa Rosenberg

I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you're kind of roughing it, literally. -Tippi Hedren

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. Fancy ingredients or recipes not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better. -Erin Morgenstern

We lived, until I was 12 or so, in communal apartment with five different families and the same kitchen, in two little – my brother and me and my parents. It was hell, but it was a common thing. My father was not general or admiral, but he was colonel. He was teaching in military academy military topography. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I think that my love of cooking grew out of my love of reading about cooking. When I was a kid, we had a bookcase in the kitchen filled with cookbooks. I would eat all my meals reading about meals I could have been having. -Samantha Bee

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

I haven't raised my voice for eight to 10 years in the kitchen. And I won't have anybody shouting. If I hear of anybody having a go at anyone else, they'll get disciplined. -Heston Blumenthal

I was always very aware of drummers. My oldest brother Henry was a drummer, and he drummed on everything in the house from the kitchen sink to stovepipes. He was the first drummer in the Gil Evans Orchestra, so you've got to know how great he was. -Dave Brubeck

Back in the '40s and early '50s, building simple electronic projects was a popular hobby of many people. Back then, you could buy, you know, a few parts and – with tubes and build something on your kitchen table, and it would actually work. -Robert Moog

I sympathize with every kitchen porter. -Jamie Bell

My kitchen bench is covered with vitamins and protein powders. I go through phases when I'm sure I'm taking too many – but I don't get sick often. -Natalie Imbruglia

Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Even though I'm big on recipes, I love to make up my own dishes and when you take a risk in the kitchen, you learn a lot about food! -Nina Dobrev

I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do. -Betty White

I always feel like the editing room is like coming into the kitchen. What kind of a meal do you make from there? It can be anything. -Brit Marling

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. -Erin Morgenstern

My mother's kitchen was built to be the focal point of our house. I got into the kitchen often as a child. -Gail Simmons

A big thing that gets people in trouble in the kitchen is not reading the recipe from start to finish before you cook it. Before you start anything, read through the entire recipe once. -Gail Simmons

I'm not the neatest person in the kitchen by any means. -Amy Brenneman

I have loved to cook since I was a child in my mother's kitchen. If I don't have time to cook, I'll just read a cookbook. -Kamala Harris

I've just always loved singing, and I come from a family that loves singing around the kitchen table. -Jane Lynch

My two sisters and I sang all the time. Whenever we cleaned the kitchen, we sang in three-part harmony. -Kina Grannis

I've loved singing since forever. Whether it was with my sisters while cleaning the kitchen, putting shows on for my stuffed animals, writing songs about my stuffed animals, starting an a capella group with my cousins while on vacation, or awkwardly singing along to karaoke tracks alone in my bedroom – singing always found a way into my life. -Kina Grannis

When I was in fourth grade, a novelist came to talk to my English class. She told us that being an author meant sitting at the kitchen table in pajamas, drinking tea with the dogs at your feet. -J. Courtney Sullivan

In some ways any film that you do has an artificiality about it. Even when you're doing the most kitchen-sinky, gritty, realistic scene you've still got 50 people standing around watching you with cameras and lights and things. -Michael Sheen

I call all chefs 'cooks.' They're all cooks. That's what we do, we cook. You're a chef when you're running a kitchen. -Tom Colicchio

You want to be the baddest guy in the kitchen and you want the person next to you to know it. -Tom Colicchio

I remember at The Quilted Giraffe, when I was when working there to try out for the sous-chef position. I really wanted it, and the woman working the line next to me kept messing up and making me look bad. The last day of my kitchen trail, I just said to her very quietly, 'Do me a favor and get out of my way, because I want this job.' -Tom Colicchio

I think the most effective way to run a kitchen is to teach, not to just yell. -Tom Colicchio

I know from personal experience, if a chef yelled at me in a kitchen, the first thing I'd want to do is hit them with a pot. -Tom Colicchio

When I was 26, 27 years old I was running a kitchen in New York, and I was a raving lunatic. The older you get, you figure out you don't need to do that. You realize at a certain point, there's a certain gravity to what you say and what you do. If that's not enough, all the yelling in the world is not going to matter. -Tom Colicchio

Even cooking at home, the difference between my wife cooking and me cooking is major. When my wife cooks, the kitchen looks like a disaster. When I cook it's completely clean and organized and it doesn't look like anyone has been cooking in there. -Tom Colicchio

I started cooking in kitchens right out of high school, and I was lucky to work with a lot of great people, but I had no idea it would turn into this. Of course no one should go into this business because they want to be the next Emeril. -Tom Colicchio

I left school when I was 14 to work in kitchens. -Wolfgang Puck

It's very important in a restaurant to really do the right hiring because there's no restaurant that you have one cook and one chef and nobody else in the kitchen. Generally you have five, ten, 15 people with you. So that's really important is to train them right, but first you have to hire the right people. -Wolfgang Puck

As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don't want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle. -Beth Ditto

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. -Phylicia Rashad

Waiters are like actors waiting in the wings, bantering whenever we passed each other on the restaurant floor, shouting at each other backstage in the kitchen and winking and corpsing above the heads of our audience, the unsuspecting customers. -Richard Eyre

I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life's too short and we've got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work. -Jane Asher

I hate homework. I hate it more now than I did when I was the one lugging textbooks and binders back and forth from school. The hour my children are seated at the kitchen table, their books spread out before them, the crumbs of their after-school snack littering the table, is without a doubt the worst hour of my day. -Ayelet Waldman

My temper manifests itself when I can't find something. I could swear that there is a plot against me to put kitchen utensils in the wrong drawers. -Tom Conti

It's a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief. -Nicos Anastasiades

It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known. -Alex Guarnaschelli

I see a lot of people who change careers in the middle of their life and they think it's a good idea to come in the kitchen. -Eric Ripert

In a professional kitchen, the idea is to have your cooks not moving much while they're cooking. You want them to stay in the same spot. -Eric Ripert

As young cook, especially in France, they're very tough in the kitchen. The idea is to make you humble and learn fast. -Eric Ripert

I'm in the kitchen five days a week, no matter what, and one or two of those days I'm on the line. Not because I have to be, but because I want to be. -Marc Forgione

The kitchen is a sacred space. -Marc Forgione

I wish we could treat our bodies as the place we live from, rather than regard it as a place to be worked on, as though it were a disagreeable old kitchen in need of renovation and update. -Susie Orbach

Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home… without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs. -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

I have had quite a few obsessive fans. They write to me and then they turn up at signings and look really sheepish. If I said 'boo' to them, they would run away. I think they maybe believe I could take over their lives and sort them out. If they saw the state of my kitchen they wouldn't think that. -Denise Mina

If there's something in the kitchen I like, it must be eaten. I try not to leave any snacks I wouldn't want to eat on a daily basis in the cupboard. -Jenna Ushkowitz

I'd happily just stay on the road. Getting home from America, sitting in my kitchen with a cup of tea, staring out of the window is pretty depressing. I didn't have a tour manager to tell me what to do so I had to start reaching out to people and making plans. That was hard. You become very vegetable-y. -Ben Lovett

When my mother died, my father was in a crisis, my sister was in a crisis, everyone was in a crisis. I went round the night my mother was lying in the kitchen, and I organised everything, from the undertaker to the funeral… I looked after everybody, I sorted it all out and I've done so ever since. -Stuart Rose

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.' -Arlie Russell Hochschild

I was more of the kind of babysitter that liked holding the baby, sort of playing Mom, and then putting the baby to bed and watching TV while eating everything in their kitchen. -Ari Graynor

I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew. -Annie Baker

My parents traveled a lot, so my grandparents practically raised me. My grandmother and I really bonded in the kitchen. She's this amazing southern cook, and I would always help her – whether it was cracking eggs or stirring the green beans. It takes me back there. -Hillary Scott

I actually struggled through teaching myself to cook because I'm completely ignorant in the kitchen. So I did really macho things like trying to make my own curry. Really hardcore stuff. -Simon Helberg

No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude! -Buddy Valastro

My kids are always in the kitchen with me – I bring them to the bakery and let them decorate cakes, and they also try to help me and my wife, Lisa, cook dinner at night. -Buddy Valastro

When you're the conscious captain in your kitchen, you'll feel better mentally and physically. -Kris Carr

Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen. -Kris Carr

The people I'm honored to represent in Missouri and all over the country want leaders to address their kitchen table everyday problems. -Dick Gephardt

I think shrinks are interesting to write about because you get to see what the character chooses to reveal, and what behaviors or stances the character tries out on the shrink that might not be part of the character's make-up outside of that room. It's an emotional test-kitchen. -Jill Davis

Get in your kitchens, buy unprocessed foods, turn off the TV, and prepare your own foods. This is liberating. -Joel Salatin

Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. -Joel Salatin

I'm always in the kitchen, cooking and experimenting – I love it. And every now and then I think, 'I should write a cookbook' or, 'I should write for food magazines.' And then I get drawn back to writing fiction again. -Kiran Desai

My interest in theatre and storytelling began in my mother's kitchen. It was a meeting place for my mother's large circle of friends. -Lynn Nottage

People rescue each other. They build shelters and community kitchens and ways to deal with lost children and eventually rebuild one way or another. -Rebecca Solnit

It's not that bad things never happen. But there's a pattern in which most people are calm, resourceful, altruistic, and they improvise emergency systems that work really well – whether it's getting the babies out of a collapsed hospital or putting together a community kitchen to feed everybody for the next few months. -Rebecca Solnit

I really feel like knife skills – not just in the kitchen, but in life – are really critical. -Tim Ferriss

I hate kitchens. I don't understand these enormous American kitchens that take up half the living room and then they just order pizza. -Marina Abramovic

I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty. -Mireille Guiliano

I just never saw my mother in any other room but the kitchen. There were always pots going. -Alan King

I can't stay friends with anyone who doesn't have a passion for something; and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living. All of the great eaters I've known are also men of great wit. -Alan King

As I see it, a green salad is an open invitation to carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and the sprouts that grow in jars on my kitchen counter. -Victoria Moran

I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby. -Alexis Denisof

With my boyfriend, we can make sexist jokes to each other because we know it's absolutely not true. If I get home from a long day and he says: 'Go on, get in the kitchen,' it's funny because we know it's not our lives. -Emily Browning

I would literally climb out of the cradle while my parents slept, go and crawl off. I did this a couple of times apparently. I'd cross the road and into someone's house, wake them up banging pots and pans in the kitchen. -Viggo Mortensen

You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision. -Kiki Smith

I cook more theoretically than I do practically. My job is creative, and in the kitchen, the biggest part of my creativity is theoretical. -Ferran Adria

When people arrive at El Bulli, everybody goes through the kitchen. It's a way of making them feel at home. When they leave, the only thing I ask is whether they've been happy. Everything in between, I don't particularly care. -Ferran Adria

I lived my whole life in the kitchen. Not only that, but it's the passion, it's the love for cooking and food. It's dictated my entire life – every aspect of it. -Grant Achatz

My home kitchen is airy, with a gas stove, a stainless-steel island table in the center and granite countertops. It's very modest but there's tons of counter space, so you can slap down three or four cutting boards. -Grant Achatz

To me, every kitchen appliance is useful and nothing's overrated. When I look at my little espresso machine, I don't see coffee. I see a steaming valve as an opportunity to make amazing creme brulee. -Grant Achatz

I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won't be complete women. I don't think my daughters' generation has that feeling. -A. S. Byatt

You know, what I like about 'The Family Tree' is it's a kitchen sink movie; you can't think of anything that it doesn't either throw into the story for conflict or poke fun at or attack, even, so I like it. -Dermot Mulroney

The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother's front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister's farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen's screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse. -Andre Leon Talley

If your kitchen smells good, your food lost something. -Nathan Myhrvold

Pressure cookers are relatively inexpensive, they're in every kitchen store, your grandma probably had one, but a lot of people don't. A pressure cooker is interesting because by pressurizing the vessel, you're able to cook much hotter than the boiling point of water, and still have water be present. -Nathan Myhrvold

Wine lovers have known for centuries that decanting wine before serving it often improves its flavor. Whatever the dominant process, the traditional decanter is a rather pathetic tool to accomplish it. A few years ago, I found I could get much better results by using an ordinary kitchen blender. -Nathan Myhrvold

Chefs think about what it's like to make food. Being a scientist in the kitchen is about asking why something works, and how it works. -Nathan Myhrvold

If you look at the statistics, people spend most of their time in the kitchen. Aside from the backyard, it's one of my favorite places to renovate. -Vanilla Ice

Growing up, I was always in the kitchen. Even in third grade, I made cooking videos called 'The Little Italian.' Very little production value, but it was good. -Ippy Aiona

I may look like a laid-back Hawaiian, but I'm 240 pounds, and when I'm walking around that kitchen, you don't want to get in my way. -Ippy Aiona

My mother is a huge fan of my work. I told her about 'Coraline' long before the film was made, and she got the book and read it. She reminded me that when I was about five years old, I used to sit in the kitchen for hours and talk about my 'other' family in Africa, my other mother and father. I had totally forgotten that. -Henry Selick

My homies in Gadsden aren't as exposed as I am culturally, which is awesome – that's why I love going home. I'm in the kitchen with people who don't know anything but the simple life, what's important to them, and what's dope. -Yelawolf

Being a vegetarian Buddhist would be a bit harsh to deal with in the kitchen, so I'm a Taoist, I study martial arts, and I don't drink or smoke. -Arthur Potts Dawson

By thinking through the grilling process while still in the kitchen, you can easily gather all of the items that you might need and conveniently carry them to the outdoors area. -Barton Seaver

History is often best told from the ground, out of a car window or in someone's kitchen, not through some huge production mechanism or grand framing device. -Josh Fox

Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don't have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what's important as I'm working on a game. -John Carmack

I'm trying to understand cosmology, why the Big Bang had the properties it did. And it's interesting to think that connects directly to our kitchens and how we can make eggs, how we can remember one direction of time, why causes precede effects, why we are born young and grow older. It's all because of entropy increasing. -Sean M. Carroll

My worst habit in the kitchen is not allowing anybody to help me. I like to cook by myself. -Eva Longoria

You know, from age 17 on, my paycheck was coming from cooking and working in kitchens. -Anthony Bourdain

I grew up being told by my parents each time they went off to war that they may explode, so I needed to know how things like the gadgets in the kitchen worked. -Olivia Wilde

I kind of just put my boards together wherever I feel comfortable that day. It could be on the kitchen table, on the ground, on the couch, wherever. -Ryan Sheckler

Look at something like cooking. Now, you would hear a lot about smart kitchens and augmented kitchens. And what do those smart kitchens actually do? They police what's happening inside the kitchen. They have cameras that distinguish ingredients one from each other and that tell you that shouldn't mix this ingredient with another ingredient. -Evgeny Morozov

If you can't take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen. -Charles Jencks

I'm a terrible cook. I am not allowed to go in the kitchen anymore after I almost burned down the apartment in New York. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

It's like a kitchen, acting. Put a chef in a kitchen and they will have different recipes. Whatever your recipe, what works for you won't work for another. -Carole Bouquet

My family was musical on both sides. My father's family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple's double – she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s in the kitchen for my grandmother. -Gloria Estefan

If men can quilt and take over the kitchen, then women can pick up a wrench and fix a leaky pipe. -Hanna Rosin

I was bored at school and bored in a lot of the kitchens. It seemed like all I was doing was putting things into saute pans. -Homaro Cantu

Cooking classes are a great way to hone your skills, learn new recipes, and meet like-minded friends. Spending time in the kitchen with people who love to cook as much as you do is fun and educational. -Homaro Cantu

I am an insomniac. Most of my nights include a moment of wakening. Often I will make my way to the kitchen to make tea and read for awhile. -Jacqueline Novogratz

I was once making a burger for myself at my boyfriend's house and a lyric started pouring out and I had to catch it, so I ran to another room to write it down, but then the kitchen caught fire. His cabinets were charred, and he was furious. But it was worth it for a song. -Jill Scott

I'm always dancing in my kitchen. And I love to sing. I've always sung. My father was a lovely singer. Always sang Jim Reeves at parties. -Anne-Marie Duff

'Cooking Lucky' is a show for guys – or girls – or really for anyone who is all thumbs in the kitchen and needs some help cooking meals that are so incredibly impressive they make it look like you've been slaving in the kitchen all day when in reality, they are so effortless to put together that even a moron can do it. -Eden Riegel

In the future, I'm sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them. -Rodney Brooks

I'm a complete foodie, but I'm a terrible cook. If a guy can get me in the kitchen and we actually have fun cooking, that's amazing. -Emily Ratajkowski

I'm always traveling, so I tend to online shop. My go-to sites are Net-a-Porter and Matches. I recently moved to N.Y.C. and frequently shop at Sur La Table for my kitchen; Flair home collection, Aedes de Venustas for all my favorite home fragrances. -Jourdan Dunn

I get nonplussed by all the Fifties retro-revival aesthetic. Would we really want to be in our pinnies in our kitchen weeping? I find the kitchen, housewifey aesthetic repugnant. -Romola Garai

At home in Ghaziabad, everyone is a pure vegetarian. In fact, when I want to cook non-veg there, my mum shoos me out on the terrace where I have my cooking utensils. I'm told categorically that whatever non-veg or egg, etc., that I have to cook, I should do upstairs and not enter her kitchen at all. -Suresh Raina

When I was in high school, I liked to pretend that I was a Russian foreign exchange student. I would do things like go into a pizza restaurant and tell them I'd never had pizza before, and they'd bring me into the kitchen and show me how to make an American pizza. It's really fun. -Misha Collins

I've been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You're doing the job of two – you have to be highly organised. -Cherie Lunghi

I bask in the affection I get on the streets. I recently went into the kitchen of a restaurant to meet the cooks. They were people I didn't know, but what a joy it was meet them! Such experiences wouldn't happen if I were doing only one kind of cinema. -Boman Irani

What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I've been my mom's kitchen helper since I was a little kid. -Taylor Swift

The movie theater is never going away. If that was a case why are there still restaurants? People still have kitchens in their home! -Michael Moore

I want witchcraft so bad that I can't stand it. I have wands in my apartment. And I use them sometimes. I walk into the kitchen with my wand, and I come out with something on a platter and I say, 'See, magic happens.' Works every time. -Amy Sedaris

I have a terrible, terrible fear of knives. I only buy food that I don't need to cut… I haven't cut my food in years! Like, I won't even touch a plastic knife or anything sharp. And if I'm in a kitchen and somebody picks up a knife, I leave. -Christian Serratos

There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That's when you want to be noticed, because it's very easy to get forgotten in an ER. -Bill Murray

I like to stand in my kitchen with the script on a counter that's about chest high. Usually I do something else at the same time – make a chicken or slice vegetables – and all day long I just read it over and over and over. -Christopher Walken

I make a mean pecan pie, and I have a great recipe for pralines – also using pecans. Pralines take a lot of patience, and patience is a must in the duck blind as well as in the kitchen. Good things come to those who wait. -Phil Robertson

My grandmother's house was just a place of comfort. I mean, I remember going in there, and the kitchen always had pots cooking with the lids were always bump, bump, bump, bump, bubbling, you know? -Kay Robertson

I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish – whatever's freshest and line-caught – and a salad. I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound. -Martha Stewart

All I really want is a three-room house. The home I have designed at my new farm in Bedford, New York, is a three-room house: bedroom on top, living room in the middle, and kitchen on the ground. -Martha Stewart

I don't think I am that materialistic, actually. Obviously at home in the country the art collection is important, but we have one big room in the middle of the house where we do everything – the television, the kitchen, everything. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I hate fussing about in the kitchen when I have people over to supper, so I make a rich beef stew cooked in wine with carrots, sundried tomato paste and chopped chorizo sausage. -Deborah Moggach

I am in love with my La Cornue custom-made stove – it's a dream to use and my favourite part of the kitchen. -Kylie Minogue

I can honestly say that my abortion was one of the least difficult decisions of my life. I'm not being flippant when I say it took me longer to decide what worktops to have in the kitchen than whether I was prepared to spend the rest of my life being responsible for a further human being. -Caitlin Moran

For me, it's the unexpected and surprising combinations of produce that are the most exciting and lure me into the kitchen for a little bit of experimenting. Apples and sweet potatoes together? Who knew? Carrots with grapes? Okay. I may not be Julia Child, but I can do pretty well with a simple recipe and a lot of enthusiasm. -Marlo Thomas

After I had the kids, I took a break from work, and all my creativity went into my kitchen. I like experimenting. -Gwyneth Paltrow

I started writing at the kitchen table after midnight. It took ten months to finish that first book; I sent it to a publisher and I got some kind of prize, so it was like a dream – I was surprised to find it happening. -Haruki Murakami

I'm a good eater and like to make my own meals. I start my day with granola, fresh fruit, and skim milk and end it with something healthy that also comes from my own kitchen. -Kaley Cuoco

On the good days, my mother would haul out the ukulele and we'd sit around the kitchen table – it was a cardboard table with a linoleum top – and sing. -Carol Burnett

My life at home gives me absolute joy. There are some days when, as soon as you've finished cooking breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen, it's time to start lunch, and by the time you've done that, you're doing dinner and thinking, 'There has to be a menu we can order from.' -Julia Roberts

I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn't know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more – as long as I can eat what I want. -Alan King

I love being at home and creating in the kitchen. -Chrissy Teigen

'Two Voices,' from my album with Peter Schwalm, is an intact dream-poem. I awoke one night with an image of a piece of paper and all the words of the poem written on it, so I just blundered down to the kitchen table and 'copied it out.' -Brian Eno

Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage – or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act. -Julia Cameron

I eat bags and bags of cashews. I've got them in the kitchen, and about ten feet away I've got another bowl on the kitchen table. In my backpack, I've always got a bag of cashews. I started eating them in the airports because that's the one food that you can find in every airport that's actually nutritious. -Michael Franti

As people of color, it took a whole generation in many ways to get us out of the kitchen, and it's gonna take us the same whole generation to get us back into the kitchen and have ownership of restaurants, hotels and stuff like that. -Marcus Samuelsson

I think the kitchen is the new garage. And I think for a guy that wants to go out and be an evolved person, he should know about his local favorite restaurant. He should know how to cook something. -Marcus Samuelsson

Salad can get a bad rap. People think of bland and watery iceberg lettuce, but in fact, salads are an art form, from the simplest rendition to a colorful kitchen-sink approach. -Marcus Samuelsson

For centuries, soup kitchens have been a way for local communities to offer a way of support, both nutritional and emotional to their less lucky neighbors. -Marcus Samuelsson

My plans are not to open a restaurant, but what I would like to do is open a kitchen somewhere in D.C. proper and have a chef's table where people can come and taste my food without having to have a catered event. -Carla Hall

When I was 13 or 14, my parents had a bit of a windfall so bought a lovely new kitchen, but I burnt it down. I was making cheese on toast when flames escaped from the grill. My father stopped the fire with blind panic and excessive water. I was forgiven, but it put me off cooking for years. -Erin O'Connor

Even in the busiest kitchen, there's always a point at the end of the day when you go home. -Yotam Ottolenghi

The kitchen is tough. It's one of the last bastions in civilized culture that sets out to crush the spirit. -Yotam Ottolenghi

Most of my recipes start life in the domestic kitchen, and even those that start out in the restaurant kitchen have to go through the domestic kitchen. -Yotam Ottolenghi

Polenta is one of those ingredients that in many homes spends its days at the back of the kitchen cupboard, on the 'no one knows quite what to do with it' shelf. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I love lifestyle stuff, I love housewares. I'm really a homebody, honestly. Anything to do with my kitchen, or my house, I'm all about it. I'm working on a sauce line, so that's kind of exciting. I'm a saucier. -Kelis

My dad's cooking was magic in the kitchen. But eventually over the years, his personality changed and his ability to remember recipes failed. He became paranoid and thought people were stealing from him, when often he was just misplacing things. -Tess Gerritsen

I was mixing iced tea and lemonade in my kitchen since as long as I can remember. It wasn't until some time in the early 1960s that it became associated with me publicly. -Arnold Palmer

In a job where you're on a computer all day, and we cater lunch and we put snacks in the kitchen, well, we all started gaining weight, even though we try to pick healthy stuff, but inevitably you find the cashews. -Biz Stone

I couldn't care less about league tables. I'm more interested in kitchen tables and conference room tables. -John Stumpf

As a child, I was raised with my grandmother, alongside all my cousins, and the kitchen was always full. -Azzedine Alaia

I have a piano in my kitchen. I read a great biography about Tom Waits that said that he had a piano in his kitchen; he had a grand piano in his kitchen. And I thought, 'Well, if Tom Waits has one, then I must.' -Jamie Cullum

My mother was born in Burma, but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country kitchen, of gran, and aunts, cooking spicy stewy, casseroley curries, a version of Indian food with a Burmese twist. -Jamie Cullum

In my bachelor days, I had a small upright piano in my kitchen. It cost £10 from eBay plus £70 delivery. It was because I'd seen an old photo of Tom Waits – with dirty dishes, empty bottles, a hot plate, a coffee machine and a piano strewn with lyric sheets – and fallen in love with it. -Jamie Cullum

They used to tease me at the 'Oprah' show, 'Are you really going to do another white Shaker kitchen, with white subway tile and stainless steel appliances?' And my answer is, 'I can vary it a bit, but I'm never going to err from classic materials.' -Nate Berkus

I can't live without my cup of tea. When I was a judge on 'America's Next Top Model,' they had to put me in a hotel where I had my own kitchen, because they can't make tea in America. I was happy then because I could make my own. -Twiggy

We secretly believe that if only we achieve some elusive goal – fitting into a pair of skinny jeans, or redoing our kitchen or getting that promotion – that it will make us happy. But the pain of our insecurity is hidden in all that racing around. -Dani Shapiro

I had a holiday job in a kitchen, but I think we'll draw a polite veil over that. There was nothing joyous or creative about it. And none of this helped my studies. -Fergus Henderson

My first proper kitchen was this funny little club that we set up in Mercer Street in Covent Garden. It got shut down. Then I worked at a club in Notting Hill. -Fergus Henderson

All my family were brilliant cooks when I was growing up, but I ended up just cleaning up, so I've always lacked confidence in the kitchen. -Amanda Eliasch

I usually write in my kitchen, which is a large, octagonal room that looks into woods – three big windows look out into the trees. -Chuck Palahniuk

We journalists don't have to step on roaches. All we have to do is turn on the kitchen light and watch the critters scutter. -P. J. O'Rourke

There aren't many great passages written about food, but I love one by George Millar, who worked for the SOE in the second world war and wrote a book called 'Horned Pigeon.' He had been on the run and hadn't eaten for a week, and his description of the cheese fondue he smells in the peasant kitchen of a house in eastern France is unbelievable. -Sebastian Faulks

Just about anyone can make a good product, but it's the people that count. In the end, it's the employees who will take it from a kitchen-table idea to the next level. There are a lot of important things in business, but the people portion comes first. -Hamdi Ulukaya

I've always believed that the things middle class families struggle with around their kitchen tables should define my work in Washington. -Gary Peters

I am simply not interested in the pots and pans affair, and neither can I bring myself to be interested in the same. I have such great cooks in the family that I would rather manage the other affairs and leave the kitchen to those who know it best. -Kajol

Before I had my own restaurant, I was never top dog in the kitchen. I've always had a low opinion of myself as a cook. -David Chang

I love the intensity of the fine-dining kitchen, but loathe the fine-dining experience. -David Chang

The Momofuku Culinary Lab started as a space where we could focus on creating and innovating. I didn't want us to worry about working on projects in a restaurant; there are just too many distractions in service and running a kitchen to be able to focus on creating your dishes. -David Chang

Open your refrigerator, your freezer, your kitchen cupboards, and look at the labels on your food. You'll find 'natural flavor' or 'artificial flavor' in just about every list of ingredients. The similarities between these two broad categories are far more significant than the differences. -David Chang

I started in the kitchen of a Holiday Inn in Birmingham. I wanted to be a sponge, wanted to learn and progress. I knew I didn't want to work in a hotel forever, but I had some good teachers there. -April Bloomfield

I can't be everywhere, but I'm always in one of my kitchens, and hopefully I'm motivating and inspiring. -April Bloomfield

People with chile peppers on their chef pants shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen. -April Bloomfield

I don't think of being a woman in an industry of men. I didn't walk into the kitchen and go, 'Ooh, I'm a girl!' I didn't get into my chosen profession. I wanted to be good at something. -April Bloomfield

My kitchen has a wood-burning oven, a large worktable, and windows all around, including one above the sink. I think whoever is washing the dishes needs to have a lot of beauty around. -Alice Waters

I have a fireplace in my kitchen that I light every night, no matter what. -Alice Waters

In Berkeley, we built the garden and a kitchen classroom. We've been working on it for 12 years. We've learned a lot from it. If kids grow it and cook it, they eat it. -Alice Waters

One of my favorite traditions is that my sisters and I, we all wear the same pajamas. I've even still got some from when I was 6. Also, I'll always remember cooking together in the kitchen and that no matter how busy our schedules are, we are all together for Christmas. -Bailee Madison

Success is created in studio apartments and garages, at kitchen tables, and in classrooms across the nation, not in government conference rooms in Washington. -Tim Scott

My grandmother was a typical farm-family mother. She would regularly prepare dinner for thirty people, and that meant something was always cooking in the kitchen. All of my grandmother's recipes went back to her grandmother. -Willard Scott

I decided to build a studio in my house. We built it in my basement kitchen. I had the drummer up by the fish tank. I was in the toilet singing. The bass player was out by the shelves in the living room, and the guitarist was on the couch by the telly. -Eddi Reader

While the male eye zooms in on a particular element to the exclusion of all else, a woman's gaze flickers from one tedious task to the next, to the point where we can't distinguish between the importance of mopping the kitchen floor and achieving world peace. -Mariella Frostrup

There's times when I'm cleaning the kitchen, and while I'm doing that, I'm singing and air guitaring with a broom to 'You Should Be Dancing.' -Corey Taylor

The best way to feel at ease in the kitchen is to learn at someone's knee. -Laurie Colwin

Somehow or other, I always end up in a kitchen feeding a crowd. -Laurie Colwin

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, and the wisdom of cookbook writers. -Laurie Colwin

The job of uncovering the global food waste scandal started for me when I was 15 years old. I bought some pigs. I was living in Sussex. And I started to feed them in the most traditional and environmentally friendly way. I went to my school kitchen, and I said, 'Give me the scraps that my school friends have turned their noses up at.' -Tristram Stuart

Once food gets into our fridges, larders and kitchens, ensuring that it gets used up before going off seems like an obvious thing to do – but it's alarming how many millions of tonnes are simply chucked because we don't keep track of the food we've spent our money on. -Tristram Stuart

I simply believe food is too good to throw away – and Christmas leftovers can be a gastronomic opportunity for the well-skilled kitchen forager. With a little imagination, there are a million ways to use up leftovers rather than bin them. -Tristram Stuart

In villages across the developing world, governments have provided reasonable enough latrines that have again and again been turned into storage spaces or simply abandoned. In India alone, millions of government-funded latrines have become goat-sheds. Some had been built near kitchens, a taboo in Indian households. -Rose George

If I walked into the kitchen without washing my hands as a kid, I'd hear a loud 'A-hem!' from my mother or grandmother. Now I count on other people to do the same. -Maya Angelou

I remember being a kid, and if you had to pee, well, you had to hold it until the commercial break. Then you rushed, and hopefully, if you're going to the kitchen for a snack, you'll be back before so you don't miss a line. If your sister sneezed or was talking over a line, there was no way of knowing what that line was or what the joke was. -America Ferrera

If you know what you're doing, you can make a meal happen with any kitchen knife. But using a top-quality knife versus a low-quality one is the difference between driving a Jaguar and a VW Jetta across the country. They'll both get you there. But the Jaguar will give you a much smoother ride. -Charlie Trotter

If you go around the kitchen and ask my employees what they want to be doing in three to five years, most of them, if they're being honest, will tell you that they don't want to be working for me. They want to have their own place. And I think that's great. -Charlie Trotter

I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I'm such a short little thing, I can't reach my kitchen cabinets. -Dolly Parton

It seems kind of silly, but it's really nice to chill in the kitchen with a friend and bake. It relaxes me, and mixing is probably my favorite part. -Lindsey Vonn

The kitchen is the most important place in any house. Visit your family, and that's where you'll end up. Go to a party, that's where everyone congregates. -Michelle Dockery

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history. -Debi Mazar

I like to watch Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, because I like them when they travel. I like Ina Garten, 'The Barefoot Contessa.' Giada is really nice, but I get a little bit bored with just staying in the kitchen. -Debi Mazar

My husband has the philosophy that if you can work a Nintendo control, you can chop an onion. So, we have our children in the kitchen. We sit down every night for dinner. We're trying to give our kids a sense of what's going into their bodies, and it's also good for family time. -Debi Mazar

Sitting down at the table is a sacred event. It's the heart of the home. People have ginormous homes or crappy little homes, but the kitchen is where we always end up sitting. It's where the stories happen, the family happens. -Debi Mazar

I have lots of shoes, but I have to be comfortable. Lately, I've stolen my husband's big, ugly Uggs to wear around the kitchen. I want to have them on, then slide into a fabulous heel later. Truth is, I often forget the heel. -Debi Mazar

I juice everything! Whether it's beet, carrot, or apple, I'll juice it. I always keep brown rice in the kitchen. I'll often pack a cooler full of food to have throughout the day when I'm busy. -Misty May-Treanor

I love to travel and to be inspired by new things, so everything is always new. I've never done the same bathroom or the same kitchen a second time. It's challenging, and I like to be challenged. -Kelly Wearstler

I'm not a trained academic. Neither am I a veteran social worker. I was 26 years in the corporate world, trying to make organizations profitable. And then in 2003 I started Parikrma Humanity Foundation from my kitchen table. -Shukla Bose

Mama had her little cough. Once or twice, some quiet sobbing, out of sight… Or the slamming of kitchen cupboard doors. That was her language. -David Small

When you hire a plumber because no hot water is coming out of the kitchen sink faucet, you need to go to the water heater, not the faucet. -Joe Wurzelbacher

I love my kitchen. On the weekends, we have friends over, the kids are buzzing around, and we cook and talk. -Hannah Storm

Even when I lost my job at CBS News, I set up shop in my youngest daughter's bedroom and started Brainstormin' Productions and the Hannah Storm Foundation. And guess who was there, visiting me and enthusiastically making business charts and graphs that covered my entire kitchen table? My dad, of course. -Hannah Storm

When designing a kitchen, always keep in mind the social aspect. -Michael Mina

Bringing your kids into the kitchen doesn't require you to be a top chef; only time and maybe a willingness to get a little messy. -Michael Mina

I did want to share with you one of the greatest lessons I've learned over the years cooking for my kids – there is enormous value in bringing children into the kitchen. -Michael Mina

I liked to screw around in the kitchen when I was a kid. But I started cooking when I was 15. -Michael Mina

I loved the cooking; that was what I was passionate about, but getting to watch the guests eat – because you could see everything from the kitchen – just watching people eat and looking at the plates when they came back, just understanding, this is such an amazing job. -Michael Mina

The very first television ad targeted to women was produced by the Eisenhower-Nixon campaign in 1956. It includes footage of a woman supervising her children doing their homework at the kitchen table. -Jill Lepore

My family and I cook at home almost every day together. The kitchen is the central and most important room in the house; it's a great way for us to connect. We love going to the farmer's market on Sundays as a family and choosing the ingredients together. -Jose Andres

Who needs one more chef in one more building with four walls and a kitchen? -Jose Andres

Our cellar home had a kitchen and a combination bedroom and half bath, which meant we had a sink next to the bed. We had no refrigerator, no shower or tub, and no privacy. My parents shared the bedroom with my sister and me. -Lou Holtz

Very often, things that people may think come from the writer, very often don't. There's a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to making a movie. When you hear a line of dialogue that sounds kind of tinny, it's pretty easy to cite the screenwriter. But there's a lot of stuff that goes into making a movie. -Evan Daugherty

My wife Ciera and I can stand face-to-face in our kitchen and stare into each other's eyes and talk for three hours without noticing that any time has passed. She is the kind of gal I spent a lifetime daydreaming about. She is an actor and a creative companion. -Jim Parrack

I learned how to handle myself in the kitchen – where to stand and how to be out of people's way and how to function like a machine. -Manish Dayal

In an Indian kitchen, the focus is on getting the job or dish done right in whatever way possible; however, in a French kitchen there's a clear hierarchy, and a chef has to know where their skills are and not go beyond them. -Manish Dayal

One really interesting thing for me was learning about kitchen etiquette, and the differences between an Indian kitchen and a French one. They're different in atmosphere, and also in how chefs maneuver within them. -Manish Dayal

I've written in every imaginable location; a repurposed closet, the kitchen table, the bleachers while my kids had basketball practice, the front seat of the car when they were at soccer. In airports. On trains. In the break room when I was supposed to be wolfing down dinner. In the back of classrooms when I was supposed to be paying attention. -Laurie Halse Anderson

I can jump on to a kitchen worktop from standing, like Tigger. It was something my dad could do, and I copied it from him. -Tom Riley

Sitting around our kitchen table from a very early age on, we talked politics, and we talked policy. Never once can I ever remember my dad saying, 'Go away, this is an adult conversation.' -Cheri Bustos

I'm pretty handy in the kitchen. But my wife's the real genius. -Chris Diamantopoulos

I have to do so many scenes cooking that I wanted to learn how to chop like I know what I'm doing and do certain things around the kitchen that look right. -Kevin Dillon

I love to design and remodel houses, from working with the contractors to picking the colours, materials, kitchen and bathroom accessories to finally what furniture goes where. -Olivia Newton-John

The '60s in London obviously brought about the explosion of music, the 'Beatles' especially, and then the 'Rolling Stones' and other forms of music, and then fashion and photography and films – kitchen-sink dramas we called them at that time, which was our 'nouvelle vague' in Britain, films that talk about real life. -Charlotte Rampling

The type of renovation I do most often is opening a kitchen to the family room. -Candice Olson

When I'm doing kitchen planning as well as bathroom design, I try to walk through the day with the homeowner. If we're talking about a kitchen, it will be: So, we are walking in with the groceries. When we are taking them out of the car, where will they go? What is the distance to fridge, to pantry? -Candice Olson

There has been a major shift in how we live in our homes. Everyone knows the kitchen is the soul of the house. It's more of an open-concept approach. -Candice Olson

Today's kitchen is all about a well-planned space that makes cooking a completely interactive experience among family and friends. -Candice Olson

I love doing kitchen renovations where we're opening up the kitchen and creating open-concept main floors. I think that's one renovation that really changes the way people live in their homes. -Candice Olson

There are a million studies that say the money you put into a kitchen and bath update you get back. That's one of those places you can't go wrong. It can be as simple as updating counters and a backsplash. -Candice Olson

Why do guests always end up in the kitchen at parties? Is it a social phenomenon? Some strange gravitational pull? I don't know, but one thing is for sure: If your friends are going to congregate in your kitchen, you'd better make it as nice as possible. -Candice Olson

It's not difficult to take care of a child; it's difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you've had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you're exhausted, and you really don't want to clean up the kitchen now. -Julianne Moore

I read usually in the morning, in my kitchen at breakfast – a short reading time, usually poetry. I read in bed every night. I usually get in bed pretty early with a book, and I read until I can't prop my eyes open anymore – sometimes rather late. -Sue Monk Kidd

I created 'America's Next Top Model' one-hundred percent. I was in my kitchen making tea one morning, and I looked out the window, and the idea popped into my head. I wanted it to be 'American Idol' meets 'Ford Supermodel of the Year' meets 'The Real World.' -Tyra Banks

I read somewhere that abs are made in the kitchen, and I'd like to agree. I like to think that I try to eat pretty clean, pretty good food. -Parker Young

My first job was working at Benihana as kitchen help. In college, I was a telemarketer for a company at the same time I was a bike messenger for this greasy fast-food place. -Steve Aoki

Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but you're more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark! -Ted Danson

The most classic French dessert around the holidays is the Christmas log, with butter cream. Two flavors. Chocolate and coconut. My first job in the kitchen when I was a boy was to make these Christmas logs. -Alain Ducasse

If I'm a great artisan of the kitchen, it's because I don't buy my sauces. -Alain Ducasse

Many people don't know our famous 'soup kitchen' episode on Seinfeld was inspired by an actual soup restaurant off 8th Avenue in New York. -Jason Alexander

I will go to a nice restaurant in Miami, and no one sitting at the tables will notice me or even know who I am. Then everyone in the kitchen comes out and wants to take a picture. -Jorge Ramos

When I step into the kitchen in the morning, I go for the scrambled eggs with pine nuts and minced lamb. When I finish at night, it is hard to resist the burger. -Geoffrey Zakarian

I love hospitality, and I love cooking. The kitchen is where I feel most at ease and where I feel most like myself. -Geoffrey Zakarian

I'm a freak of neat. The kitchen has to be clean. -Geoffrey Zakarian

When I entertain, I want to have fun. But I'm also a control person. I don't go in for those everyone-in-the-kitchen cooking scenes. So if I want to be with my guests, I have to do everything – or nearly everything – in advance. -Geoffrey Zakarian

I feel most comfortable in an old pair of jeans, Converse, and a man's jersey. My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors. -Jane Birkin

If I'm going to make something in the kitchen, even if it's something as simple as a sandwich, I will take the extra time to make it a great sandwich instead of just an average sandwich. I don't mind investing a little extra work to make something special. -Kyle MacLachlan

There's only one cook in the kitchen, only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing – you've gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants – but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it. -Gregg Allman

I cook and wash, cook and wash. When I am done, the kitchen is like a mirror. -Domenico Dolce

I grew up in a modern home, but my grandmother lived across the street in an old house that was built when churches were illegal in Mexico. She had a chapel in the home, right between the kitchen and dining room. -Laura Esquivel

Every morning when I woke up, my mother was already in the kitchen making breakfast. It was always the same: steamed rice, pickled vegetables, grilled fish and miso soup. Each day there was something different in the soup such as tofu or potatoes. -Nobu Matsuhisa

One day, the people who work in my kitchen stir-fried chopped Napa cabbage to serve with some meat or fish for their own dinner. I got to thinking: 'What if the cabbage was the most important thing on the plate?' -Nobu Matsuhisa

Cooking and film are completely different – but I'd rather stay in the kitchen than be in movies. -Nobu Matsuhisa

To shuck oysters, you'll need an oyster knife, a handy tool with a sturdy handle and a short, rigid blade which you can pick up for about ten bucks in a kitchenware shop or fish market. A quick trip online will yield any number of videos and slide shows with step-by-step instructions on how to shuck an oyster. -Tom Douglas

My wife and I decided to try and kick start our kitchens to a $15 minimum wage for cooks. I've probably had to go through and raise every menu price now by 50 cents because it took away my profit. I just underestimated what it was going to cost. -Tom Douglas

As a producer, as a CEO of Hartbeat Productions, I am making deals to put my company in place to win, to put my staff to work so that while all this stuff is going on, they're in the kitchen cooking. So it's understanding the longevity of the entertainment business; you get out of it what you put into it. -Kevin Hart

When I hear the words 'Women should be barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen,' I think, 'What. A. Dream.' There are no negative connotations to it. -Evangeline Lilly

The best way to get anybody's attention is dinner. I have good kitchen skills and good grocery shopping skills. -Al Roker

Gene Krupa was my big hero, and I used to play on my mother's flour cans and sugar cans with the kitchen knives, listening to the big bands on my dad's records. Gene Krupa and Harry James. -Dick Dale

My mother painted and wrote. She always had a painting in progress on an easel in the kitchen, so our house always smelled like oil paint. At night, she wrote after she'd put my sisters and me to bed, and the sound of her typing was our lullaby. -Luanne Rice

I don't care where you went to school. There – have I made your day? No? All right, I'll go further: I also don't care what your dad did for a living or how your mum voted. Nor do I mind whether you ate your tea in front of the telly, dinner at the kitchen table, or supper in the dining room. -Robert Webb

I did 'The Frank Skinner Show,' and they gave me a little jukebox-shaped CD player, which looks nice in the kitchen. -Robert Webb

One day, when my son was eight, he came into the kitchen while I was cooking and said: 'You put bad words in your books, don't you?' No doubt he had overheard my mother, who often tells people who ask about my work: 'Well, you'll never find her books in the Christian bookstore.' -Jill McCorkle

One of the Sunday newspapers asked me to make my favorite dish, and they photographed me holding it in the kitchen. It was roasted salmon with roasted vegetables. That's not cooking; that's putting things in a pan. It looked quite nice, but I'm not saying it was good. -Lesley Nicol

I know it sounds funny, but every time I have a disaster in the kitchen, it knocks my confidence level a little bit more, and I feel annoyed with myself that I can't do better. -Lesley Nicol

Since my kitchen is the most important part of my home, I want to be creative and innovative, not only in its aesthetic, but also in the tools that I'm using to cook. -Blake Lively

My mother always, always, always thought that I was going to be famous. Thought that I was going to win Oscars. In fact, I believe I accepted the Oscar as a ketchup bottle many a time in front of my mother in the kitchen. 'I'd like to thank the Academy,' I said with a ketchup bottle. -Kevin Spacey

I have the person at home, the person who has his privacy, too. Michael Jackson didn't do the moonwalk in his kitchen. -Tracy Morgan

The idea that a robot will become more aware of its environment, that telling it to 'go to the kitchen' means something – navigation and understanding of the environment is a robot problem. Those are the technological frontiers of the robotics industry. -Colin Angle

I made 'True Detective' like it was going to be the only thing I ever made for television. So put in everything and the kitchen sink. Everything. -Nic Pizzolatto

I was 25 years old when I arrived in D.C. It was just myself and two people who worked and helped me in the kitchen. I was only cooking for three people most of the time. -Daniel Boulud

I don't need the water to be inspired. My stories inspire me, not the location of where I'm parked. And good thing, since I've had to finish books in airports, in the RV we used to have, the lake house, while on vacation, at home, in the kitchen when my office PC was on the fritz. -Lori Foster

In my household, everything happens in the kitchen. My parents have this pretty big home, and it doesn't matter how big it is, we will all squeeze ourselves in the kitchen and just chat while my mom or dad cooks. -Selenis Leyva

I felt like I'd culturally arrived when a character on the HBO show 'True Blood' was reading a hardback of 'Heartsick' at Sookie's kitchen table. -Chelsea Cain

I will do crazy skincare things in the kitchen… I love coconut oil, so if I come home at night feeling all dry and like a fossil, I'll put my hand in a jar of coconut oil and just mush it over my face. -Suki Waterhouse

If one limits to developing only the kitchen and bathroom as standardized rooms because of their installation, and then also decides to arrange the remaining living area with movable walls, I believe that any justified living requirements can be met. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The non-utility of my kitchen could be transformed into its utility for art. To do a show there would mix art and life, naturally. -Hans-Ulrich Obrist

What does happen in 'Gourmet,' we had eight test kitchens, and at any given time, there were, like, ten or twelve test cooks. And whenever anybody finished something, they would yell, 'Taste!' and everyone would go running towards it, and then taste, and then brutally deconstruct the dish. -Ruth Reichl

My kitchen was built for my body. It forms a 'U' in the middle of the living room and dining room. It's not huge, because I don't like huge kitchens. -Ruth Reichl

The thing I like most in my kitchen is my marble counters. Everybody said not to use marble because it's fragile, it stains, it cracks, and it doesn't remain beautiful. But I love marble. -Ruth Reichl

I write stuff down. I have a chalkboard in the kitchen where I will scrawl stuff down if I have a faint outline of an idea. And I'll go into my office or whatever. But that goes from format to format. -John Darnielle

I used to be on the kitchen floor, crying, wasted and thinking of lyrics. That was the only way I could create – as a tortured artist. I've learned that you can be stable and taking care of yourself and still create beautiful work. -Mary Lambert

I love to cook. I love having friends over and family. I am definitely a feeder – I feed everybody. I am jumping around the kitchen like a crazy woman. -Imelda May

You can't feed a cat with cream and food in the kitchen and expect him to go catch mice. -Olav Thon

When chefs like Wolfgang Puck became household names, that became a compelling reason for an intelligent young person to go into the cooking profession. There have been no waiters who have turned into household names. The service and hospitality aspects have clearly lagged behind the kitchen. -Danny Meyer

I was raising seven kids. I lived in the bedrooms, in the laundry room, in the kitchen, in the car – car pooling all over. I just didn't have time to sit down and watch a lot of TV. So I really didn't. -Karolyn Grimes

I haven't got a problem with scrutiny. If it gets hot in the kitchen, don't cook a meal. People should be able to criticise us – it's completely appropriate. -Kerry Stokes

Know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen. Start building up your larder! We don't even use that term any more. -Joel Salatin

I would suggest that if you get in your kitchen and cook for yourself, you can eat like kings for a very low cost. -Joel Salatin

I grew up in a joint family of 60 people with one kitchen. So I am a firm believer in the family concept. -Uday Kotak

I think there is an awful lot of technology for technology's sake. I have yet to be convinced by my husband that persuading our mobiles to talk to our computers is going to be quicker and more straightforward than scribbling a note in our kitchen diary. -Jojo Moyes

I only wear red socks in the kitchen. They bring me luck. -Graham Elliot

The first thing I do is brush my teeth – we like to start the morning with fresh breath – and put on my pajamas and meander down to the kitchen for a glass of orange juice. No coffee. No caffeine. -Tamara Tunie

I show the people I love that I love them by gathering them in my kitchen and feeding them, so no surprise that most of my characters do the same thing. -Jane Green

If I didn't write sex scenes, all my characters would head to the kitchen and make cups of tea. -Michael Winter

After a day of writing, I love nothing more than to go into my kitchen and start chopping onions and garlic on the way to cooking an improvised meal with whatever ingredients are on hand. Cooking is the perfect counterpoint to writing. I find it more relaxing than anything else, even naps, walks, or hot baths. -Kate Christensen

I wander around the house and write in bed, at the kitchen table, by the window, in the yard. -Sarah Hall

Sometimes, it's best to let the kids take control – and it's never too early to instill positive eating habits or self-confidence in the kitchen. -Adam Mansbach

I know my way around the kitchen. I like to cook, so I can fry an egg. I guess I could be a fry cook at Bob's Big Boy or something, or maybe a sous chef somewhere a little nicer. I would like to do that. I think I can probably pick that up pretty quickly. -Christopher Stanley

It's not very glamorous. People certainly wouldn't think so if they saw me sitting in my woolly socks at the kitchen table. Many times I sit at the typewriter and think, 'Why am I doing this?' -Penny Jordan

There was a group of six women in my household. My mom, aunts and grandma. I watched them in the kitchen. -George Tillman, Jr.

I've had some terrible jobs, but working in a kitchen at Cracker Barrel is probably the worst I've ever had. I was a grill cook – awful! It wasn't the smell, it was the people. The music, too. We had to be 'country fresh,' so they played this terrible country music eight hours during the shift. It was a bleak existence – a very dark time. -Brittany Howard

I grew up with my parents in the kitchen discussing the audition my dad had that day or moaning about something or other in the industry, so it was unglamourised and normalised for me from a very young age. -Bel Powley

You throw the kitchen sink at your early books. You put everything in there. It's like when you meet a new girlfriend or boyfriend, you tell them all your best stories. By the time you have been married for 10 years, they are crying, 'Shut up!' -Mark Billingham

I really look up to writers who are able to write compressed, single-scene stories, where everything happens in a kitchen. But I just can't think that way. For me it would be impossible to write a story where I didn't know what someone's parents did and what their grandparents did and who they used to date. -Molly Antopol

Rachael Ray is probably the most watched kitchen personality in the history of American television. -Bill Buford

On the whole, as we readily acquiesce in the acknowledgment that the field and the cabinet are the proper spheres assigned to our Masters and our Lords, may we also deserve the dignified title and encomium of Mistress and Lady in our kitchens and in our parlours. -Deborah Sampson

It turns out that life in the kitchen is very similar to life on a team. Sports and kitchens are about teams. I found my alternate team sport in the kitchen. -Wylie Dufresne

It wasn't the traditional cooking most people do. For me, as a young chef, Thanksgiving meant going to work in the kitchen at places like Gotham, JoJo and Jean-Georges. -Wylie Dufresne

I was working for a chef a long time ago who told me to not skip steps or be in a hurry. Success in a kitchen is more like a marathon and less like a sprint. Rising up the ranks too quickly isn't necessarily a good thing. This advice was from a guy who was sorry he had done that and didn't want me to do the same. -Wylie Dufresne

While Person A might believe the kitchen counter provides a reasonable surface on which to place one's balled-up sweatsocks post-gym, Person B – about to cut up some vegetables on that same counter, perhaps for a meal intended to be shared with Person A – can only read the sockball as a message that says, 'Hi! I have contempt for you!' -Lynn Coady

Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It's a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. -Sam Weller

Muriel, my mother, was my main confidant. She was a teacher of English at Watford grammar school but took a break while my sister Madeleine and I were children. She held court in the kitchen, and we talked about everything. -John Sulston

Someone once told me they didn't like taking the lid off the kettle because they'd just lose it in the kitchen, so we made a kettle with an attached lid that you slide. It was in response to that that we made one that did something different. -Michael Graves

You'll always find me at a good sushi spot. Once, at a restaurant, a cook came out from the kitchen and asked for a picture with me. That was flattering. -Charlotte McKinney

I can write anywhere that's quiet. I have a study in my apartment, but I often work in the kitchen of a house that we rent in the country. -Jonathan Galassi

At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother's gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green! -John Vane

If I don't write down a thought – or an image or a line of poetry – the instant it comes to mind, it vanishes, which explains why I have pens and notebooks in my pants and coat pockets, the car, the bicycle basket, on one or two desks in every room including bathrooms and the kitchen. -Floyd Skloot

I love waking up to Sunday morning pancakes. The whole process of making them, just out in the kitchen together making pancakes on a Sunday morning; that's an experience every girl should have. -Ronda Rousey

I start my day with granola, fresh fruit, and skim milk and end it with something healthy that also comes from my own kitchen. -Kaley Cuoco

Burlesque girls were alchemists. They were steel-tough performers who were willing to use kitchens as dressing rooms, haul their costume bags through the snow, and go into debt over fake diamonds, all for the five minutes onstage when they were goddesses. -Molly Crabapple

My brother Shane and I used to spar with each other in the kitchen. We didn't have gloves, so we wrapped tea towels around our hands. -Tyson Fury

Going to a party uninvited always has been a negative action. It never has been acceptable. At the very least, it upsets kitchen preparations, parking arrangements, and even details such as space for hanging coats and depositing dripping umbrellas. -Letitia Baldrige

It's stylish to have people over. But unstylish to make them bring food. It's so tacky, making everybody appear at the door with a dish. Better to order in, use a caterer or bring prepared food into your kitchen. -Letitia Baldrige

We can use all the scientific tools, but it will never replace the palate or the talent of the chefs who are in the kitchen. -Daniel Humm

When I was a child, she'd have me wash the lettuce ten times or open walnuts by hand to make a cake. I was like, 'Mom, this is ridiculous.' But now? I run my kitchen the same way. -Daniel Humm

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

History has long had a wall up between the kitchen and the dining room. Front of house, back of house – one group always wielded more power and influence. -Daniel Humm

At the restaurant, we strive to create an excellent experience for our guests, and in the kitchen, we could not do this without having access to the best ingredients, equipment and tools, including Victorinox Cutlery. -Daniel Humm

People want to know how we do it as moms. I want to inspire moms to get back in the kitchen. I want to show moms that not only is it great to have your kids eat healthy foods as opposed to McDonald's, but it's great to bring the family back together. -Tia Mowry

When I'm in the kitchen, I don't want anybody else in the kitchen. I have a system – and the system, it's another form of insanity that has grabbed me. -Christian Slater

All I do when I write scripts is think about food: 'Have I worked long enough to justify a walk to the kitchen?' -Nora Ephron

Sinatra invited me once to his birthday party in L.A. I was young, and I felt great about it. But when I got there, the Rat Pack were all in the kitchen laughing their heads off. -Tony Bennett

I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove. -Jack Kerouac

If I'm on holiday, I travel light, but if it is a work trip, I take everything but the kitchen sink. -Marie Helvin

My kitchen in New York City is in the Richard Meier building on Perry Street, so it's ultra-modern: white, glass and transparent. It's 180 square feet, with an induction stove. Everything's hidden, so you don't see the microwave or the fridge. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

You've got to be in your kitchens, or it all falls apart. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

At lunchtime, our kitchen was like a mini restaurant: my grandmother and mother had to cook for as many as 25 people – extended family plus 10 employees. We ate a lot of cabbage and a lot of potatoes. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

My wife and I like to cook, so we actually prepare our own meals often and can hold our own in the kitchen. -Donald Trump, Jr.

My favorite room in the house is my kitchen. It's definitely the heart and soul of our home. It's where we gather in the morning as a family to start the day, and it's where we wind down at night over supper. -Kimberly Schlapman

When I was a child, I pretended that I had my own cooking show. I would stand at the kitchen counter with an empty bowl and spoon and talk in a silly voice, explaining the concoction I was creating. -Kimberly Schlapman

Have you ever asked yourselves what you are going to do when you grow up? In all likelihood you will get married, and before you know where you are, you will be mothers and fathers; and you will then be tied to a job, or to the kitchen, in which you will gradually wither away. Is that all that your life is going to be? -Jiddu Krishnamurti

My kitchen is my baby. I don't have kids, so cooking is sort of like my child. Renovating my kitchen has allowed me to channel my creativity the way parents work on a nursery. The centerpiece is my vintage 1950s Wedgewood stove. -Sara Ramirez

People who live in L.A. don't like to leave their homes because they have so much space. They have the nice kitchens and a cook and a pool. When you live in L.A., there is a sense of isolation in terms of raising a family. -Solange Knowles

The German public knows me quite well. I have been in their kitchens and living rooms for years. -Helmut Schmidt

I developed a knack for storytelling early on around the kitchen table with my family. I just happen to be a funny guy. -Sebastian Maniscalco

Occasionally I volunteer in the kitchen of a pop-up supper club in L.A., which I really love. It's like being a line cook in a great restaurant for one night at a time. -Lauren Kate

Hate is contagious. A few seconds after Donald Trump has told me something hateful, somebody else repeats it. He has legitimized what people only dare say in their kitchens and bedrooms. -Jorge Ramos

How can you respect a culture if the woman has to walk several steps behind her man, has to stay in the kitchen and keep her mouth shut? -Pim Fortuyn

I don't recommend this, but my dad – to help us get through the winter, he bought a kerosene heater, and he had it in the kitchen so that the furnace wouldn't have to kick off. -Chris Gibson

The kitchen is the heart of the house. -Alvaro Enrigue

I was a kitchen porter for an hour at the Bank of England when I was 18. In the cafe, someone clicked their fingers and shouted, 'Boy, come and clear my table.' I walked out. -Neil Morrissey

In the morning, I usually get up between 7:40 A.M. and 7:45 A.M., and then I'll brush my teeth, do my hair, and just throw on my leotard and my clothes and go to the kitchen. -Simone Biles

I do things on TV that are kitchen-sink realism, which is great, but I like the challenge of a completely new language and dramatic environment. -David Denman

Getting kids into the kitchen preparing the food they and their families will eat results in them viewing food in an entirely new way. If given the right ingredients, that act alone can raise the standards of the quality of the food both they and their family eat. -Chuck Norris

My house is very traditional. And I love 'shabby chic.' It's a very homey-cosy vibe. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, actually; maybe my kids will be doing their homework or that kind of thing when they get home from school. I love my kitchen. -Britney Spears

I like serving family-style or setting up a buffet. Everyone just goes to town, scoops their own food, and mixes their own drinks. You know how people love to come and watch you in the kitchen now and talk your ear off? If you give them something to do and something to drink, they don't do that as much. -Chrissy Teigen

The kitchen is a place I know well. It's my favorite room wherever I am living, and it has to be completely open and social. -Chrissy Teigen

I really like getting the person who is terrified of cooking into the kitchen and showing them that cooking can be both indulgent and fun. -Chrissy Teigen

To me, onions are the metaphor for kitchen drudgery. Cutting them is hard to do well, and they fight you the whole way. -Michael Pollan

As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection. -Michael Pollan

To butcher a pork shoulder is to be forcibly reminded that this is the shoulder of a large mammal, made up of distinct groups of muscles with a purpose quite apart from feeding me. The work itself gives me a keener interest in the story of the hog: where it came from and how it found its way to my kitchen. -Michael Pollan

I won't cook in deep fat. Years ago, I met a fireman who said most kitchen fires were caused by deep fat, and I don't think that's changed. Oven chips are good enough for my grandchildren, and they're chuffed with that. -Mary Berry

I've always collected vintage kitchenalia because it's beautifully made, and I love to see things that have been used down the ages. -Mary Berry

What feats of ingenuity have we not been forced to perform, at times, in order to meet our customers' wishes? Those only who have had charge of a large, modern kitchen can tell the tale. -Auguste Escoffier

One of my favorite memories from growing up in Brazil is being in the kitchen with my family and watching everyone bake and cook. -Camila Alves

I love having my daughter in the kitchen with me as I prepare meals. We talk about anything and everything! -Camila Alves

Everybody in my family cooks, so growing up and being around it… if I was going to spend time with everybody, it was helping them in the kitchen. -Zac Brown

I have an outdoor kitchen at home in Georgia, and I try to never eat inside. -Zac Brown

I watched 'The Sopranos,' I saw a couple of episodes of 'Mad Men.' I loved 'Seinfeld.' In fact, I got some CDs of 'Seinfeld.' 'Seinfeld' was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? 'No soup for you!' -Antonin Scalia

They wouldn't take me in the navy because of my glass eye. So I joined the merchant navy, who allowed monocular crew if you worked in the kitchens. You're not wanted on deck or in the engine room with one eye, but you're good to fire up the ovens and cook hundreds of chops. -Peter Falk

I started working at a soup kitchen in skid row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day, I felt really scared. I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed. -Meghan Markle

Paranoia's the garlic in life's kitchen, right: you can never have too much. -Thomas Pynchon

If you strike out or look bad on the field, we'd get on each other. If you can't take the heat, you gotta get out of the kitchen. -Mickey Rivers

I left Edinburgh to follow the London punk scene in 1978, singing and playing guitar in various bands. My income was sporadic, so I did anything to eke out some kind of subsistence – laying down slabs, working as a kitchen porter. -Irvine Welsh

I think what you call 'metropolitan America' – as in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles – I think there's more awareness of the atypical, while in more traditional Britain, there's the kitchen-sink dramas and thrillers. It's more formulaic. -Irvine Welsh

I'm a very improvisational cook. I sort of like to make things up as I go along. I'm quite creative in the kitchen. -Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Collage is not a kitchen sink; it's not a refuge for the compositionally disabled. -David Shields

Cooking is one of the strongest ceremonies for life. When recipes are put together, the kitchen is a chemical laboratory involving air, fire, water and the earth. This is what gives value to humans and elevates their spiritual qualities. If you take a frozen box and stick it in the microwave, you become connected to the factory. -Laura Esquivel

The culinary tradition in my family is very strong. My mother, a very wise woman, spent the better part of her life in a kitchen. It's a very strong part of her identity. I grew up there next to the fire. -Laura Esquivel

My dad said, 'If you want to go out with girls and go out with your friends, get a job.' I found one at the local country club as a pot washer in the kitchen. -Johnny Iuzzini

At one point, in one of the kitchens where I worked, I was the only American pastry cook. They treated me poorly. 'You're stupid. You're American. You don't get it.' They'd speak French all day. At one point, my boss said to me, 'You learn French or get out right away.' -Johnny Iuzzini

Chocolate is one of the backbones of the pastry kitchen. It is one of the most important ingredients in our pantry. It is very versatile, it is complex, and it is extremely temperamental. -Johnny Iuzzini

I have worked in kitchens since I was 15 years old and never had a break. -Johnny Iuzzini

If a restaurant kitchen is your office, Nom is for you. -Steve Chen

The kitchen is the heart of our home. -Trisha Yearwood

When I was growing up, I was regularly involved in local activities such as food collections, food kitchens, and other initiatives. -Rex Tillerson

I must have been six or seven years old at the time. My family lived on the bottom floor of a two-story house on Cruger Avenue in the Bronx, and every night at 9:30, I sat by my little radio in our kitchen and listened to a half hour of Bing's records regularly spilling out over WNEW. -Regis Philbin

Both me and Ishmeet were very naughty. We used to have my grandfather's swords in the house. We used to take all these swords and take all the showpieces Mom had and slice them one by one. He actually locked my nana in the kitchen once for two hours. -Karan Singh Grover

I can see quite clearly that if there was a single event that launched me on the road to ultimate involvement at the heart of South African politics, it was an assault on an African woman by her white employer in a kitchen in Fort Hare. -Oliver Tambo

When I cook certain dishes, I smell my grandmother's kitchen, my grandmother's smells. I thought, 'What a wonderful way to tell a story.' -Laura Esquivel

The kitchen is where we deal with the elements of the universe. It is where we come to understand our past and ourselves. -Laura Esquivel

Many people think spending an hour or two in the kitchen is a waste of time. But it is a good investment in your spiritual development. -Laura Esquivel

I'm a chef, I own restaurants, and there's a behavior in the kitchen you have to have. -Guy Fieri

A lot of the songs in 'See Jane Sing!' are pulled straight from the kitchen table and my parents harmonizing together. -Jane Lynch

I have seen extreme lows because of factors that were not in my hands – be it not having money to buy my first bike, dropping out of a prestigious engineering college without having a single rupee in my bank account, living with seven boys in a single-room kitchen in Mumbai, or eating nothing but khichdi every day. But I cherish all those moments. -Sushant Singh Rajput

Vivek is a very supportive man. If I am in the kitchen doing something, he comes and helps. I don't think marriage will change anything for us. Our careers will not be affected after marriage. He believes in gender equality and is a man of today's time. -Divyanka Tripathi

Watching David write was inspiring to me. He was at his most content composing. Music floated from his mind and fingertips. He would strum the 11 strings on his 12-string Harptone guitar and wander to the piano and play a few bars, then off to forage for rice pudding in the kitchen. -Angela Bowie

Most of my work is based in Hyderabad, so it makes sense that I own a house here. Another reason I want a home here is because I want to have my own kitchen so that I can cook, since I hate food from hotels. -Rakul Preet Singh

I have a weird thing with knives. I don't like knives very much. Like when my parents are cooking in the kitchen and using knives to chop vegetables, I can't be in the same room. For whatever reason, knives just terrify me. -Maika Monroe

When I cook at home, most of the people I cook for want to be in the kitchen while I'm cooking. I love nothing more than someone monitoring how much salt I put into something, how much pepper I add – but nothing that you can offer is going to sway how I decide to deliver information to you; you'll either receive it or you won't. -Tituss Burgess

One time, on Marine One, the president asked me my opinion. I had a flashback to being at the kitchen table with my dad. That dominant male figure set me up for being confident to express myself with precision and persuasion. -Dana Perino

You don't decide to paint. It's like getting hungry and going to the kitchen to eat. It's a need, not a choice. -Leonora Carrington

Coconut oil is one of them. I call it miracle oil because you can literally do everything with it. I have it in the kitchen, and then I also have it in the bathroom. It's great as a hair mask, too; I actually put it on my hair yesterday. -Kristin Cavallari

When you are making a movie, there are a zillion cooks in the kitchen, and you don't always get what you want to do. The story can always go in a different direction than what you would like. You compromise, and there is dealing and bickering. -Frank Peretti

You have to be disciplined about being in the kitchen. -Alex Guarnaschelli

People in professional kitchens may love what they do, but sometimes it's just something that puts food on the table. -Alex Guarnaschelli

It's essential to make sure you have proper kitchen tools for food storage – like cling wrap, bags, and containers – because they help keep food fresher longer. -Alex Guarnaschelli

In Spanish, we have a saying: 'The woman and the frying pan belong in the kitchen.' Ohhhh, I hate it! -Charo

My maternal grandmother, Annie Sparks, lived with our family during the while I was growing up. When I came home from school, after having made a detour to the kitchen to pour a glass of milk and fix a thick peanut butter sandwich on easy-to-tear white bread, I would go up to her sitting room. -Sue Hubbell

I had the pleasure of working for Hart Hanson as the writers' assistant on the Fox show 'Bones.' He was always willing to take five minutes in the kitchen and answer questions I had about writing and the business. Looking back now, I realize he might have just been politely waiting for the coffee to brew. -Anders Holm

I recall my mum tried to teach me how to fry chicken once, and I almost burned down half the kitchen… I don't think I have the patience for cooking. -Ne-Yo

I ended up living in braids. It was the '90s – thin braids were very popular – and my mom took me to a lady's kitchen. I got it done, and I've never stopped. -Jessica Williams

I have one room off my kitchen filled with nothing but cookbooks and recipes that are sent to me from around the world. Every two years, I have to go through them and pick out ones to send to the local schools. There's a need for books, especially cookbooks. -Johnny Mathis

With the Monday Night Wars, it was almost a pay-per-view every single Monday between the two factions because they were trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink to win the ratings war. -Stone Cold Steve Austin

I remember, as a kid, going into other people's houses. Everything was different. The smells in the kitchen were different; the clothing was different. That bothered me. There's something very mysterious about other families and the way they function. -Sam Shepard

Efficiency is key to a successful kitchen. Clean your station as you go. Make yourself aerodynamic. Buy the best. Taste ingredients as you go. -Sherry Yard

If you bring in actors right when you're breaking story, it has a 'too many cooks in the kitchen' effect. -Jes Macallan

Through the Internet of things, 'connected kitchens' will alert consumers if they're running low on broth and when their salad dressing needs to be replenished. -Denise Morrison

The entrepreneurial spirit has moved from the garage in high-tech to the kitchen in food. -Denise Morrison

If you only buy one kitchen gadget at uni, make it a NutriBullet.They're relatively small and inexpensive, and they make it so incredibly easy to get all of your portions of fruit and vegetables every day. -Ella Woodward

I love Anthropology for kitchenware – they make the best bowls, plates, cutlery etc. -Ella Woodward

I worked odd jobs delivering pizza, folding chairs, telemarketing, selling kitchen cutlery door to door. -Mark Foster

No. 1, women should be in the bedroom. No. 2, get to the kitchen. No. 3, support the man, support the king. -Bobby Riggs

Women should do kitchen work and take care of babies. -Bobby Riggs

Women belong in the bedroom and the kitchen, in that order. -Bobby Riggs

I said a lot of things about which I was wrong. Now I have to sit back and take what's coming, and I will. I still like women in the bedrooms and kitchens in that order, but some of them can do other things. -Bobby Riggs

Everything I do in business – and in the kitchen, period, I believe – goes from 1940 to 1978. It's the right way. It's the old way. -Mark Brand

Some say, why will people pay for cinema when they can watch cheaper DVDs at home? But I say, everyone has a kitchen at home, yet there are still many restaurants. -Jiang Wen

Supernatural characters allow actors to experiment. The role isn't restricted to standing in the kitchen and crying. I love doing that, too. But I have done enough of that. -Krystle D'Souza

I'm fantastic at cooking up stories. In the kitchen, I can, at best, make tea and a badly shaped dosa. -R. Madhavan

You want to hit people's ears to make them want to dance in their kitchen. So that is what a hit is to me. -Andy Grammer

I had to make 500 shots every day, and when my mom wasn't looking, I'd get up closer to the basket and do lay-ups and count them, and she'd be at the back window at the kitchen and knock. Then I'd have to go back and shoot from longer. -Tyler Joseph

I am the worst cook. I make a mess making a bowl of cereal… like, I'm just such a klutz in the kitchen. -Lyndsy Fonseca

I always end up in the kitchen at restaurants. At events or parties, too, I like to see where my food is prepared or made. I like the theater of it. -Zac Posen

Some of the best kitchen discoveries come about through total kitchen disasters. -Zac Posen

As an object itself, to me, books today are such a rare entity – I want mine to be something where, if left on the kitchen table, a child could pick it up. It can visually tell a story. -Zac Posen

I'm afraid sometimes I cram too much into my schedule. And I'm not very domesticated. I'm absolutely hopeless in the kitchen. -Anne Reid

Some of my earliest memories are dancing in the kitchen, standing on my mom's toes. -Ian Ziering

'Never do the dishes without music,' my brother Mark once advised me – the same brother who once ate a spoonful of refrigerated dog food to escape his turn at the kitchen sink. And really, it may be the most sensible advice I've been given. -Anthony Doerr

Sometimes, when the neighborhood is silent and the sky is aswarm with the stars and the mind is swirling like a flushed toilet, a person gets to doubting himself. In the hardest times, the stand-at-the-kitchen-sink-and-stare-into-the blackness times, I put on Bob Dylan's 'Tomorrow Is a Long Time.' -Anthony Doerr

I remember my mom sitting at our kitchen table, paying bills with a small smile. She'd sigh and say, 'I'm so blessed to be able to pay these.' She knew it was about what you have. -Faith Salie

When I dine with CEOs at Michael's in New York or Spago in L.A., we score the best tables. On my own, I wind up seated near the kitchen doors. -Christina Binkley

You don't usually find an island in a New York kitchen. -Leandra Medine

Sci-fi and horror, particularly, allow a storyteller to depart from, let's say, the demands of cinema verite or kitchen-sink realism or, even, just relatable dramas and can go into areas that are either – in the case of horror – more primally effective or, in the case of sci-fi, more speculative or imaginative. -Karyn Kusama

It is funny, the things you miss about a more conventional lifestyle. I miss seemingly mundane tasks, like cleaning the kitchen, moving my furniture around to achieve just the right look, and checking the mailbox. I miss making my bed in the morning before work. -Lauren Gibbs

When I was a boy, I'd hide under the kitchen table and wind string around the chairs. I have a sense now that I am pulling on those threads. The more I pull, the more it comes unraveled. -W. G. Sebald

We want to go back to a tax system where Americans sit down at their kitchen table, and they do their taxes on a single sheet of paper. That's what we should have in this America. -Gary Cohn

The truth is that cleaning up socks and trying to get someone to really listen to you is marriage. It's less sweep you off your feet and more sweep the kitchen four times a day. Like everything good in life, it's 98% back-breaking work and 2% moments that make the work worthwhile. -Glennon Doyle Melton

Anywhere in the world, there is royal food, and there is commoner food. Essentially, eat at the restaurant or eat on the street. But Indian food evolved in three spaces. Home kitchens were a big space for food evolution, and we have never given them enough credit. -Ranveer Brar

The earliest recollection I have of being in the kitchen and cooking was in the third grade, and we lived in Germany. And I remember cooking scrambled eggs. -Steve Ells

Wild geese have so much less fat than their domestic brethren that, as far as the kitchen is concerned, the two birds should be considered different species altogether – so much so that they require opposite roasting methods. -Jonathan Miles

There's a character, Eon, I did back in the 'Captain Marvel' story. Eon came from a greasy smudge on a paper bag inside my kitchen being used for garbage. I went and got a paper and pencil, drew it up, and he became a character in that story. Things come from everywhere. -Jim Starlin

I remember plastering the kitchen with Black Power pictures of Angela Davis. -Mary Beard

I see how people connect with me on different level through my show, how they want to transport what I cook into their home kitchens for their own families. It's my responsibility to always make sure that is quality. -Lidia Bastianich

Physically, women have some challenges in the kitchen, like lifting heavy pots on and off the stove. You learn to adapt; you learn to find a way. But the biggest challenge for women in this industry is how to balance a family with such a demanding career. -Lidia Bastianich

I like to dance. I always make my husband dance with me when we are in the kitchen to whatever gets us moving. One my favorite is bands is Mana, but I like all kinds of music. -Catherine Cortez-Masto

'Twenty Thousand Hertz' investigates the role of audio professionals in our daily lives, from the engineering that ensures a car door closes with that reassuring finality to the Foley artists of Hollywood who synthesise the sounds of marine life using old kitchen equipment gathered at the pound shop. -David Hepworth

I was taught to believe that the most dishonorable thing a Meredith could do was work in a white woman's kitchen and take care of a white man's child. I knew I would starve to death rather than do either. -James Meredith

In India, the perception of a woman in a restaurant kitchen was that she wouldn't make it. -Maneet Chauhan

I love working in the kitchen, but when that's the only thing you're doing, you have a very myopic view. -Maneet Chauhan

I've seen a lot of miracles, and I have experienced a lot of things with Jesus, but nothing I have ever experienced in my corporate community life with other believers can compare with just me and Him in my kitchen early in the morning before the sun comes up. -Beth Moore

When we talk about women's struggle to balance their lives, certain men growl, 'If you can't stand the heat, get back to the kitchen.' Men who have never changed a nappy, mainly, and couldn't pick their child's teacher out in a police line-up. -Allison Pearson

I have great childhood memories of my mother baking, and I was always a willing participant, especially if it meant I could revarnish the kitchen floor with treacle. -James William Middleton

I dislike cats. I like horses, some monkeys, and sweet dogs that aren't too aggressive. I used to have a wonderful, big cat, and one day I came into the kitchen and it was on the table, ruining all the food we were about to eat. I was so annoyed that I took it to a friend's house in the country. -Ennio Morricone

I have a theory that because my kitchen is small, you can't preheat an oven and deal with dough at the same time, although maybe it's just that I'm a bad baker. -Rumaan Alam

There's always been music in my house growing up. In the kitchen, there's a speaker, and we'd always have my mum's iPod in it – she never makes food without listening to music. And I used to watch 'Top of the Pops' with my dad. -Jorja Smith

I am good at just looking in the kitchen and getting stuff on the table and keeping the mess minimal. There's an art to the drudgery. -Stephen Malkmus

Mother's Day routine is usually a lot of flour, eggs, and a big mess in the kitchen. That's what it involves in our house. Making sure that mom has her pancakes and coffee. -Luke Hemsworth

Wok cooking is intimidating, but it's the most versatile and handy tool in your kitchen. -Andrew Zimmern

Good vinegars come in all shapes, sizes, strengths, and viscosities and are probably my most often used seasoning agent in the kitchen after the other major acids we use in solid form: sugar and salt. -Andrew Zimmern

Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen. -Andrew Zimmern

I love being in the kitchen with my daughter right next to me on her step stool. It's sweet; we're connecting. -Tiffani Thiessen

Spending time in the kitchen together with my children, it's huge. -Tiffani Thiessen

I chose a career in the kitchen because the thought of sitting and doing the same thing every day and being stationary was not something that I could get my head around. -Christina Tosi

I think a lot of people think being in the kitchen is being really serious, and especially that baking is very serious, very straitlaced. For me, it's about figuring out your voice, finding your personality, and getting in the kitchen to explore. -Christina Tosi

I worked in a bunch of really tough kitchens, but when I got yelled at and screamed at, it wasn't really for being a woman. It was just for making a bonehead mistake. -Christina Tosi

There are other things that set me off a lot more than what it's like to be a woman in the kitchen. -Christina Tosi

I like trying to keep as honest and straightforward of a point of view in our kitchen as possible. -Christina Tosi

I love to jump around, bounce around, and be active, which is one of the other reasons I decided to pursue a career in the kitchen. I work 12-18 hours a day, and most of it is spent doing just that – jumping, bouncing, and baking. -Christina Tosi

My first season of 'MasterChef' was tricky. I took a risk going into TV. I was confident it was the right risk and confident I'd break down barriers as the first female judge – and one that was previously only known for the sweeter side of the kitchen. -Christina Tosi

The 'Momofuku Milk Bar' cookbook is rather technical. I wanted it to feel like you were walking into the doors of our kitchen, it was your first day at work, and we were going to teach you everything. -Christina Tosi

Nike Air Zooms are what I usually run in. In the kitchen, I wear a beaten-up pair of Converse All-Stars in winter and Keds in summer. -Christina Tosi

I've always wanted to pull my classic car up directly to my kitchen, get out, and leave the groceries right there. -Valee

It's hard to imagine a time when lobster pots weren't part of a well-equipped kitchen, but America's love affair with the two-clawed crustaceans didn't start until the 1800s. -Susannah Cahalan

From the age of 15 to 50, I'd hardly stepped out of a kitchen. I just wanted to live a little, to spend time with my wife and children. The first time I saw snow was when I was 50, because I'd never had the time before. -Joel Robuchon

It fascinated me, these kids who would sit in their living room or bedroom or kitchen and sing to the camera and act out the song fully as though they were onstage. Because a lot of musical theater kids… do that alone in your bedroom when you're a kid. But for someone to go and put that online? That's just so embarrassing! -Colleen Ballinger

Over the years, quite a few TV producers proposed that I do a program, but I refused. I didn't want to work on a set that looked like a theater; I wanted a kitchen of the sort every chef dreams about. -Ron Ben-Israel

I feel like it's so important to get your little ones' hands dirty in the kitchen. It gives them kitchen confidence, and it makes them feel accomplished. -Ayesha Curry

The kitchen was the center of our household. I spent all of my time there growing up. -Ayesha Curry

I can't even count the number of times I've obliterated my diet with a binge session. One second, I'm floating along just fine, four days into a successful low-carb lifestyle. The next? I'm standing alone in a dark kitchen, eating a sleeve of Ritz crackers and cream cheese with a spoon. -Rachel Hollis

When you listen to old-school music, you can smell your mother's food in the kitchen. You can feel where you was when you first heard that song. That's what's beautiful about music. It's for everyone, but we all have individual memories that make us love it. -Rakim

I really would like to help people get back into the kitchen. -Damaris Phillips

I usually write at my kitchen table, nothing exotic. I don't need any equipment. I don't have to organise anyone else to rehearse, and when I do a reading, lots of women and girls come, whereas gigs are dominated by men. Not against men, but I want to communicate to women. -Viv Albertine

My grandpa was a country singer, and I started learning guitar from him, just at the kitchen table when I was younger, and I got really into it. -Trixie Mattel

I think being young and, like, 14, 15, you feel like a weirdo, and playing guitar with my grandpa in my grandma's kitchen is probably my fondest memories I'll ever have. -Trixie Mattel

The great irony was that, while I was being portrayed as a monster, I was in Khatmandu with my children, doing soup kitchens for Tibetan refugees, using all the money from my records to feed three hundred people a day, and working with monks connected to the Sammye Ling Buddhist centre in Scotland. -Genesis P-Orridge

After college, I spent a decade working the kinds of jobs that I write about – bartender, shoe salesman, kitchen man – while voraciously reading novels. -George Pelecanos

The kitchen is definitely the room that gets used the most in my house. -Katie Lee

I really like keeping my kitchen counters as clear as possible. I tend to function better when there's less clutter. -Katie Lee

I like a very clean kitchen, and when I'm cooking, I try to clean as I go. -Katie Lee

I think kitchen real estate is very valuable, so something has to perform multiple functions for me to give it space in my drawers. -Katie Lee

My grandmother Dora taught me how to cook. She's from a small town in West Virginia called Milton. I would pull a stool up to her kitchen counter after school. My love of food started there. -Katie Lee

My Breville juicer is one of my can't-live-without appliances in the kitchen. -Katie Lee

I grew up eating chicken and dumplings in my grandma's kitchen. -Katie Lee

I pretty much grew up with my grandma. She would pull a stool over to the kitchen, and I would climb up at the kitchen counter, and I'd help her make biscuits. -Katie Lee

I wash my hands constantly in the kitchen, so they're always dry. -Katie Lee

I believe that a cook in a kitchen isn't producing an entree: he's producing a reaction. The product is the reaction; the entree is just the vehicle. -Jon Taffer

My kitchen witch hangs above the sink in my kitchen. Some people think it's specifically so that you don't burn food when you cook, but I like to think that it's warding off evil spirits and bad things in general. -Perfume Genius

My comfort zone is in a kitchen. -Antoni Porowski

My kitchen is limited at best. I have one drawer. But I make do with what I have; it's taught me to be super efficient in terms of how I clean and how I put things away. -Antoni Porowski

When you're entertaining, and I still haven't accomplished this because I'm always stuck in the kitchen, but spend enough time actually with your guests. It allows you to chill with your friends and be an actual, normal human as opposed to being in the kitchen cooking all the time. -Antoni Porowski

My dream kitchen would have a massive island with some beautiful slab of stone, a huge fridge, possibly even a walk-in – I just want it to be a plethora of fruits and veggies. I would have a nice bar area, too. -Antoni Porowski

I spend a lot of time in our kitchen. I find it the cosiest, friendliest place in the house. It's not something my American upbringing prepared me for, but now that I live in England, it's become very important to me. -Linda McCartney

What I tell people all the time is that bodies are made in the kitchen, not in the gym. You cannot exercise a bad diet. It's just impossible. Unless you want to be the ultra-marathoner or someone like a Michael Phelps that's swimming 70 or 80,000 meters in a week, you cannot exercise a bad diet. -Shannon Sharpe

I've got a beautiful kitchen, which looks like a '60s version of space, with silver chrome, orange glass work surfaces, and brown leather, and it's entirely visual and has little function. I've hardly got any knives, and there's only one wooden spoon and one saucepan. But I think I've got a cheese grater, so that's good. -Noel Fielding

Since I was 14, I worked more than 13 hours a day as a kitchen runner for a butcher. -Salt Bae

I don't care if people even discuss what I did. But if anyone is ever sitting around the kitchen table talking about my career, I hope they say they enjoyed watching me play. That's good enough. -John Stockton

Before the cell phone and the Internet, you felt a more pure sense of liberty than we do today. Whenever you left the house, and the phone, in your kitchen attached to the wall, nobody was able to get a hold of you. -Tom Green

It's quite common for a television show to start off as one thing and end up as something completely different. There are so many cooks in the kitchen – the network, the studio. -Dan Levy

I don't know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room. -Muhammadu Buhari

It's really great to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Not only will they have an appreciation for food, but their palates will expand. -David Burtka

I can't work in a domestic kitchen; it's just too confined. There's no freedom, and there's no buzz. -Marco Pierre White

People still think I led a rock and roll lifestyle. I was in my kitchen 100 hours a week; I didn't have time to do that. -Marco Pierre White

I think it's really important for every young person to work in a kitchen because you learn a life skill. -Marco Pierre White

Females make better cooks than men. Females have a better palate. They have a better sense of smell. They never take shortcuts; this is why they're very good in kitchens. The weakness in what they do is they are not as physically strong as men, so they're never really given the opportunity. -Marco Pierre White

The food wasn't very good in the first kitchen I ever worked in. But it was very busy, so I learnt to be fast, absorb pressure, use a knife, and say, 'Yes, chef.' -Marco Pierre White

GE Appliances has agreed to give my mom a whole kitchen's worth of new appliances and a washer and dryer, and all I need to do is shout them out. -Darci Lynne Farmer

You want a kitchen put in, I'm your girl. I'm very handy, and I love a practical challenge. I fit all the stereotypes of the lesbian with power tools. -Sandi Toksvig

To see Sridevi making tea in Boney Kapoor's kitchen was a huge letdown. I won't forgive him because he brought the angel down from heaven to the kitchen of his apartment. -Ram Gopal Varma

When you come from Poland, you have nothing. Your mother and father are working. You have only a bed for sleep. You have a kitchen, and that's it. You must fight. -Lukas Podolski

I am a partisan for conversation. To make room for it, I see some first, deliberate steps. At home, we can create sacred spaces: the kitchen, the dining room. We can make our cars 'device-free zones.' We can demonstrate the value of conversation to our children. And we can do the same thing at work. -Sherry Turkle

On Saturdays, I get up early, spread out my notes from the week on the kitchen table, and create stories from them. -J. Courtney Sullivan

My kitchen is an imitation, really, of my mum's, except for the big American fridge. -Big Narstie

Yes, I remember as a child, I would potter around my mother in the kitchen and want to participate in everything she was doing. I have learnt most of my cooking from her. I also used to irritate her with a lot of questions. -Nana Patekar

I'm Beanie, and I'm terrible in the kitchen, so I just need so much help. And I'm allergic to dairy, so vegan food is a love of mine. -Beanie Feldstein

I'm OK with messing up sometimes and not getting everything perfect – and there's something really relatable there for people that aren't so seasoned in the kitchen. -Haylie Duff

Most of our traditions revolved around the kitchen, and the thing that stands out to me is my mom makes Turducken. Most people think it's some kind of great myth in the world, but my mom makes it. -Haylie Duff

The best advice for building up confidence in the kitchen – start small. Don't go after the super intense Julia Child coq au vin recipe. Pick something simple and tackle it. -Haylie Duff

Cooking is a dangerous thing for me. I'm pretty inept in the kitchen. -Billie Lourd

My two girlfriends from university, Sue Perkins and Sarah Phelps, are both in the business – and are both stupidly busy. We talk on the phone a lot and try to get out to dinner together, but our preferred venue is one of our kitchens with a lot of tea. -Nicola Walker

I am not a cook at all. It wasn't difficult to play a chef because it was not about knowing recipes. I just had to look comfortable in the kitchen. -Aditya Roy Kapur

Both my parents are wonderful cooks – my father looks like he has been in the kitchen his whole life. -Aditya Roy Kapur

I have way more freedom in Los Angeles and in the U.S. But it's funny because when I have a meeting with producers or people from the industry, we go to a restaurant to meet someone, and nobody knows me. But all of the sudden, the entire kitchen comes out, and they start taking pictures with me, or at valet parking. -Eugenio Derbez

If I go to Lowe's, people will follow me up and down the aisle with kitchen plans and samples. -Jonathan Scott

Paint and new flooring are simple refreshers. But it's not worth it to update all the kitchen cabinets if it's still the same bad layout. -Jonathan Scott

When I was younger, my dad taught me how to cook. He's a genius in the kitchen. I went to Vietnam with my parents, and I went on a cooking course with him. -Ellie Bamber

I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just… extra stuff, you know? -Michael B. Jordan

When you look at critics in wrestling, it's a real special fan base. There's a lot of voices, but at the end of the day, there's only one voice that really matters, and that's your boss's, right? There's a lot of cooks in a lot of kitchens. It can be hard because there are some fans you really have to set aside. -Ethan Carter III

I cook as much as I eat, and I like the aroma that comes out of a kitchen. -Pooja Bhatt

I used to work in a hotel kitchen at night and do theatre in the morning. After finishing my night shift – I did it for two years – I used to come back and sleep for five hours and then do theatre from 2-7 P.M. and then again hotel work from 11-7 in the morning. -Pankaj Tripathi

I slept on a friend's kitchen floor for a year and a half. -Ben Miller

Please note when you watch a play, you can't pause it and go to the loo or shout into the kitchen for a tea. Learned that the hard way. -Aisling Bea

Throughout my time working in restaurants, I developed an illogical dread of some basic kitchen tasks. None of them – picking and chopping parsley, peeling and mincing garlic, browning pans of ground meat – were particularly difficult. But at the scale required in a professional kitchen, they felt Sisyphean. -Samin Nosrat

I've always believed that pastry chefs are born, not made. They're patient, methodical, tidy, and organized. It's why I stick to the savory side of the kitchen – I'm far too messy and impulsive to do all the measuring, timing, and rule-following that pastry demands. -Samin Nosrat

It's easy to discount water's importance in the kitchen. After all, it has no flavor, and more often than not, it's left off ingredient lists, making it seem like an afterthought. Yet water is an essential element of almost everything we cook and eat, and it affects the flavor and texture of all our food. -Samin Nosrat

Friends have warned me that I can be a bully in the kitchen. With every fledgling relationship, I'm anxiously aware that the simple act of cooking alongside my new paramour can unleash havoc. -Samin Nosrat

My students regularly spend 20 hours or more in the kitchen with me. I try to teach them that even the most well-written recipe for, say, gazpacho can never take into account the ways in which a tomato that's lapped each morning and evening by coastal fog will taste completely different from one grown in a hot, inland valley. -Samin Nosrat

I went straight from college into restaurants, so, from the beginning, my idea of what a kitchen should be was the highfalutin' restaurant type – and what I had at home never measured up to that. -Samin Nosrat

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