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Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks.

Heaven sends us good meat, but the devil sends us cooks.

by David Garrick Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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Would the cook were o' my mind!

Would the cook were o' my mind!

by William Shakespeare Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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To make a ragout, first catch your hare.
[Fr., Poure faire un civet, prenez un lievre.]

To make a ragout, first catch your hare.
[Fr., Poure faire un civet, prenez un lievre.]

by Hannah Glasse Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the
grinding.
Have I not tarried?
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He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the
grinding.
Have I not tarried?
Ay, the grinding; but you must tarry the bolting.
Have I not tarried?
Ay, the bolting; but you must tarry the leavening.
Still have I tarried.
Ay, to the leavening; but here's yet in the word 'hereafter' the
kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and
the baking; nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance
to burn your lips.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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Digestion, much like Love and Wine, no trifling will brook:
His cook once spoiled the dinner of an Emperor read more

Digestion, much like Love and Wine, no trifling will brook:
His cook once spoiled the dinner of an Emperor of men;
The dinner spoiled the temper of his Majesty and then
The Emperor made history--and no one blamed the cook.

by F.g. Macbeath Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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And nearer as they came, a genial savour
Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus.
Things which read more

And nearer as they came, a genial savour
Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus.
Things which in hungry mortals' eyes find favour.

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Her that ruled the rost in the kitchen.

Her that ruled the rost in the kitchen.

by Thomas Heywood Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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"Very well," cried I, "that's a good girl; I find you are
perfectly qualified for making converts, and so read more

"Very well," cried I, "that's a good girl; I find you are
perfectly qualified for making converts, and so go help your
mother to make the gooseberry bye."

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Cookery Quotes,
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