Kitchen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old kitchen quotes, kitchen sayings, and kitchen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.     

Barbara Costikyan

A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.     

Masaharu Morimoto

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


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

The kitchen, reasonably enough, was the scene of my first gastronomic adventure. I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions.     

James Beard

A kitchen is a good place to be, almost always the best place in the house.     

Michael Ruhlman

Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen.     

Alfred Hitchcock

Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.     

Gordon Ramsay

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

Jasmine Guy

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

Kris Carr

If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life.     

Louis Parrish

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

Ted Allen

Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house.     

Flora Thompson

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

Phyllis Diller

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

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

There is nothing nicer than a kitchen really made for a cook. Things that are designed to be used always have an innate beauty.     

Julia Child

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

Charles Buck

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

Our kitchen is a kitchen that makes food designed to be tasted with the five senses and it requires concentration to appreciate all that we want to express.     

Ferran Adria

When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.     

Craig Claiborne

The more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen.     

Julia Child

If you let too many cooks in the kitchen it could cloud your vision of what you want to do.     

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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

Ted Allen

Anyone that's ever had their kitchen done over knows that it never never gets done as soon as you wish it would.     

Ronald Reagan

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

Debi Mazar

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

Anyone that's ever had their kitchen done over knows that it never gets done as soon as you wish it would.     

Ronald Reagan

The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it's a kitchen, if it's a place where they make food, it's fine with me. Ideally it should be well broken in. Lots of tea towels, dry and immaculate. Where tile catching the light (ting! Ting!)     

Banana Yoshimoto