Thomas Keller Quotes


35 Thomas Keller quotes:



"Your idea of that dish has evolved, and if you're a cook, you can start thinking in different ways about it, maybe even a different way than I think about it."
"We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am."
"I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career."
"Once you understand the foundations of cooking - whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese - you really don't need a cookbook anymore."
"I drank more wine when I wasn't working as much, to be honest."
"Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in - for instance, the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great - throughout the day, we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available."
"I think every young cook wants to write a book."
"My favorite wines are Zinfandels."
"We rely on our purveyors to tell us what's available and what's good."
"I have no formal culinary training, right."
"When I go out to eat, it's usually something moderate in style."
"I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me."
"The law of diminishing returns is something I really believe in."
"I didn't want to be encumbered by what anyone else's abilities were, their equipment or environment or their ability to get certain products."
"Food should be fun."



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