Recipe Quotes

Omit and substitute! That’s how recipes should be written. Please don’t ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute. Jeff Smith

When I develop my recipes I always look for ways to create what I call the Big Taste. While I enjoy eating simple grilled foods, what interests me when I cook are dishes with a taste that is fully dimensional. Paula Wolfert

When people ask me how I develop recipes, I have to respond: ‘travelling, eating, watching, experimenting, and constantly asking myself: ‘Do I want to eat this dish again?’ ‘ Will I yearn for it some evening when I’m hungry? Will I remember it in six months’ time? In a year? Five years from now?’ Paula Wolfert