65 Recipe Quotes On Success In Life

These recipe quotes will inspire you. A recipe is a set of instructions that describes how to prepare or make something, especially a dish of prepared food.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging recipe quotes, recipe sayings, and recipe proverbs.

Best Recipe Quotes

  1. “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” ~ Thomas Keller
  2. “If you learn a recipe, you can cook the recipe. If you learn the technique, you can cook anything.” ~ Michael Symon
  3. “A home cook who relies too much on a recipe is sort of like a pilot who reads the plane’s instruction manual while flying.” ~ Alton Brown
  4. “Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.” ~ Tom Colicchio

  5. “There is no single recipe for success. But there is one essential ingredient: Passion” ~ Martha Stewart
  6. “The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  7. “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” ~ Julia Child
  8. “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  9. “Don’t be afraid to adapt new ingredients into your own techniques, and traditional ingredients into new recipes.” ~ Jose Garces
  10. “To me, my recipes are priceless.” ~ Colonel Sanders
  11. “Don’t let the secret recipe die with the inventor.” ~ Nathan Myhrvold , Secret recipe quotes
  12. “I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself “well, that’s not going to happen” ~ Rita Rudner

  13. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child
  14. “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Harriet Van Horne
  15. “What is the recipe for successful achievement? Choose a career you love. Give it the best there is in you. Seize your opportunities. And be a member of the team.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  16. “I learned to cook by watching and helping my mother in the kitchen. I also learned by trial and error. 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

  17. “I began reading cook books when I was six, cause my father had hundreds of cook books in the kitchen. I was obsessed with cooking and tasting different recipes. I got lost in being a compulsive eater. It brought me much happiness. Sadness too, sure. But I have to say, and compulsive eaters will agree with me, for that few seconds that you’re eating, food tastes just great.” ~ Richard Simmons , Food recipe quotes
  18. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  19. “I already enjoy cooking. I like different flavors and putting different things together and really like taking normal recipes to a higher level.” ~ Queen Latifah
  20. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

  21. “I carried recipes in my head like maps.” ~ Joanne Harris
  22. “Some of the recipes in the book have evolved for us. Many haven’t.” ~ Thomas Keller
  23. “Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache.” ~ Stephen King
  24. “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” ~ Carl Jung

  25. “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” ~ Jane Austen
  26. “The best recipe for happiness and contentment I’ve seen is this: dig a big hole in the garden of your thoughts and put into it all your disillusions, disappointments, regrets, worries, troubles, doubts, and fears. Cover well with the earth of fruitfulness. Water it from the well of contentment. Sow on top the seeds of hope, courage, strength, patience, and love. Then when the time for gathering comes, may your harvest be a rich and fruitful one.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  27. “The cookbook gives a detailed description of ingredients and procedures but no proofs for its prescriptions or reasons for its recipes; the proof of the pudding is in the eating. … Mathematics cannot be tested in exactly the same manner as a pudding; if all sorts of reasoning are debarred, a course of calculus may easily become an incoherent inventory of indigestible information.” ~ George Polya
  28. “A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.” ~ Arthur Helps

  29. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” ~ Andre Maurois
  30. “The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  31. “Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.” ~ Karl Barth
  32. “Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.” ~ Paul Valery

  33. “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Fairless
  34. “You have to have a plan, or else you’re just creating a recipe for chaos.” ~ David Brooks
  35. “I have no recipe for how to combine things. But you must be sincere. And if you are, strangely, it will succeed.” ~ Andree Putman
  36. “If everyone is defining a problem or solving it one way and the results are subpar, this is the time to ask, What if I did the opposite? Don’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are.” ~ Tim Ferriss

  37. “I love to cook when I have the time. I don’t cook French or Mexican food with exact recipes. I just go to the supermarket and buy things that look good, and I mix it all together and invent something. Ninety-five percent of the time, I’m lucky. Sometimes not so lucky, and I say, ‘Let’s go out to dinner.'” ~ Salma Hayek
  38. “I want my recipes to be clever examples of a bigger story, a celebration of resource responsibility and spending with purpose.” ~ Melissa d’Arabian
  39. “America ships tons of sugar cookies to Denmark and Denmark ships tons of sugar cookies to America. Wouldn’t it be more efficient just to swap recipes?” ~ Michael Pollan
  40. “Recipe for a long life: Only smoke while awake. Only run when being chased.” ~ Mark Twain

  41. “It’s just as sure a recipe for failure to have the right idea fifty years too soon as five years too late.” ~ John R. Platt
  42. “Your own destiny, create your own recipe.” ~ Nelly
  43. “I try a different cookie recipe every time I bake.” ~ Devon Windsor
  44. “When you’re in an economic downturn, what you want is to create jobs and economic growth. And the recipe isn’t Republican or Democrat. It’s low taxes, low spending, less regulation, free trade.” ~ Nancy Pfotenhauer

  45. “I just clipped 2 articles from a current magazine. One is a diet guaranteed to drop 5 pounds off my body in a weekend. The other is a recipe for a 6 minute pecan pie.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  46. “Life’s no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe’s my own to fool with.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  47. “The door was locked and Alexia, resourceful as she was, had not yet learned to pick locks. Though she mentally added it to her list of useful skills she needed to acquire along with hand-to-hand combat and the recipe for pesto. If her life were to continue on its present track which after 26 years of obscurity, now seemed to mainly involve people trying to kill her, it would appear that acquiring a less savory skill set might be necessary. Although she supposed pesto making ought to be termed ‘more savory’.” ~ Gail Carriger
  48. “Open your mind up to things that have no connection with the problem you’re trying to solve: subscribe to an unusual magazine; spend a morning at an elementary school; go to work two hours early; test drive an exotic car; attend a city council meeting; …try an Indonesian recipe.” ~ Roger von Oech

  49. “If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced that there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes but by no means always find the way to do it.” ~ John Steinbeck
  50. “What’s up?” Christian asked. “Need some hairstyling tips?” “Tips you stole from me? No thanks. But I hear you’ve got a really good bacon meatloaf recipe.” It was worth it then and there to see his complete and total surprise. “Since when do you cook?” he finally managed to stammer. “Oh, you know. I’m a Renaissance man. I do it all. Send it if you’ve got it, and I’ll give it a try. I’ll let you know if I make any improvements.” His smirk returned. “Are you trying to impress a girl?” “With cooking?” I pointed at my face. “This is all it takes, Ozera.” ~ Richelle Mead
  51. “It’s a recipe for disaster.” ~ Cody Lundin
  52. “I’d say I’m a good cook. I have a lot of German recipes that I can make – schnitzel, meatballs and things with cabbage. I love cabbage.” ~ Heidi Klum

  53. “When I wrote ‘Barefoot in Paris,’ I wanted to make simple recipes that you could make at home that tasted like French classics.” ~ Ina Garten
  54. “The theory of meaning says that joining and serving in things larger than you that you believe in while using your highest strengths is a recipe for meaning.” ~ Joel Garreau
  55. “I think any genuine leader today has to learn leadership the hard way-by doing it. That means embracing turbulence and crisis, not avoiding it. It means “flying through the thunderstorm.” That’s not to say that there are no basic principles to orient you to the challenge. Indeed, I describe some in the book. But there are no simple recipes. Until you have lived it, you don’t really know how to do it. That’s what I mean by “leadership the hard way.”” ~ Dov Frohman
  56. “Anyone who promises that everything can be made the way it used to be with the recipes of the past betrays in reality the people he claims to represent. We must never participate in this betrayal and we must never allow this betrayal.” ~ Matthias Platzeck

  57. “Americans, more than any other culture on earth, are cookbook cooks; we learn to make our meals not from any oral tradition, but from a text. The just-wed cook brings to the new household no carefully copied collection of the family’s cherished recipes, but a spanking new edition of ‘Fannie Farmer’ or ‘The Joy of Cooking’.” ~ John Thorne , Cooking recipe quotes
  58. “Somehow, when everything is too easy it’s not necessarily the right recipe for success” ~ Debbie Moore
  59. “Recipes don’t work unless you use your heart!” ~ Dylan Jones
  60. “I measure everything because I always think that if I’ve spent so much time making sure this recipe was exactly the way I want it, why would I want to throw things into a pot?” ~ Ina Garten

  61. “I can cook to please people, but it’s quite conventional. I make a good sponge cake. I find it hard to follow recipes.” ~ Anna Chancellor
  62. “There is no patent recipe for getting good citizenship. You get it by applying the old, old rules of decent conduct, the rules in accordance with which decent men have had to shape their lives from the beginning .. fundamental precepts, put forth in the Bible and embodied consciously or unconsciously in the code of morals of every great and successful nation from antiquity to modern times.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  63. “Here is a simple recipe to begin with. Get up every morning with the set intention of writing and go to your desk and sit there for three hours, whether you accomplish anything or not. Before long you will find that you are writing madly, not waiting for inspiration.” ~ Gertrude Atherton
  64. “I do a lot of recipe creation. Translation: cooking tempting dishes that must be eaten.” ~ Ruth Glick
  65. “By definition, an actor’s life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I’ve lived long enough to realize that each road has its own rewards.” ~ Elizabeth McGovern

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