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Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect!

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.