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Pinterest bulletin board collects memorable culinary quotes

For one of my bulletin boards on the social media site Pinterest, I collected interesting quotes from well-known culinary figures that have appeared in the Taste section in the past 10 years. One quote, from Anthony Bourdain, came from a February interview that hasn't been published yet. Look for the interview with Bourdain in Weekend on March 22. He will be appearing with fellow chef and friend Eric Ripert at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts on March 25. Janet K. Keeler

Martha Stewart

"Everybody who has a house should have equipment and a stocked pantry. That's why you have a house. Otherwise, you might as well live in a cheap hotel." January 2009

Mario Batali

"Floribbean cuisine has this really remarkably different mind-set, like Southern California in the 1970s; it's its own kind of Berkeley. Where else are you going to get grouper? Florida is a place that has such geospecificity in its DNA." February 2012

Anthony Bourdain

"Is obesity a personal liberty issue? At what point does that attitude interfere with your neighbor's rights? Your personal choices may impact the rights of our neighbors." February 2012

Paula Deen's son, Bobby

"If I was to rank us as cooks, it would be No. 1 Mom, No. 2 Jamie and No. 3 me." September 2009

Tyler Florence

"There are four tastes — spicy, sour, salty, sweet. Every time I make a dish, I try to hit all four." February 2005

Sunny Anderson

Food Network personality

On her death row meal: "My mom's mac-n-cheese, my grandma's red velvet cake, pecan pie and sweet potato pie. A Cinnabon. Frozen Snickers bar. Fried oysters, fried pork chops, fried chicken. A good pilsner. Bagel from New York. Pizza. My mom's liver (fried with mushrooms and thyme). And bread pudding. I am telling you, I like to eat." March 2010

Sara Moulton

Former Food Network show host and Gourmet magazine executive chef

On the death of the magazine: "I feel terrible for the whole world that it's gone. It was the core of my world for 25 years. I would never in a million years have left the magazine, but it left me. I don't have a regular job now, though I looked for one because I got panicky. Then I found out I do like the freelance and drinking the whole pot of coffee." June 2010

Christopher Kimball

Cook's Illustrated founder

"Fifty years ago, people didn't have a great repertoire of recipes, and we cooked at home a lot more. We live in a culture where the media feels we want new things, but we really don't." November 2001

Marcella Hazan

Italian cookbook author

On her husband: "Victor came home one day in New York and said, 'I'm cold.' That's why we moved to Florida; Victor was cold." October 2004

Matt Lee

One half of the Lee Brothers Southern cuisine aficionados

"Soybeans are one of the biggest crops in South Carolina. We want to push them to the forefront. Good luck to us." April 2010

Anne Byrn

The Cake-Mix Doctor

"Orange juice is the easiest way to doctor a cake mix. Any cake mix." February 2010

Nathalie Dupree

Cookbook author

"A whole-wheat biscuit is not a biscuit. It may be shaped like it, but it's not the same. Get over that part. This is not something you feed your family every day. Homemade biscuits are a treat." October 2011

Alton Brown

Food Network personality

"I look at every ingredient and try to think how I can get the most out of it. Always think about the flavor of the ingredient. Why add something that doesn't bring anything to the party?" June 2002

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

World-famous chef and restaurateur

On then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid to ban foie gras in California: "I don't know what Schwarzenegger is talking about. He is from Austria. He grew up on foie gras, that's where the muscles came from." October 2004

     
                 
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