Ingredient Quotes

Ingredient Quotes by Samin Nosrat, Glynn Turman, Alice Waters, Yotam Ottolenghi, Shamna Kasim, Toto Wolff and many others.

It's easy to discount water's importance in the kitchen

It’s easy to discount water’s importance in the kitchen. After all, it has no flavor, and more often than not, it’s left off ingredient lists, making it seem like an afterthought. Yet water is an essential element of almost everything we cook and eat, and it affects the flavor and texture of all our food.
Samin Nosrat
‘Super 8’ was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun working with J.J. Abrams, who I think is a kid in a grown man’s body, which is a great ingredient for any artist in our business. You have to be a kid at heart to be able to make believe, and his imagination is phenomenal.
Glynn Turman
To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.
Alice Waters
If you can’t taste an ingredient, you have to ask yourself why it is there.
Yotam Ottolenghi
As I always say, I don’t want to limit myself to being an ingredient in any dish. I want to be the sole flavoring agent, without which making the dish is impossible.
Shamna Kasim
The combination between the speed, personality, and being able to temper your emotions in both directions is a great ingredient.
Toto Wolff
In fiction, as in real life, love might inspire acts that are at best foolish and at worst life-threatening, but in the best romances, love is the final, secret ingredient that turns mere mortals into heroes and heroines.
Sarah MacLean
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.
Pierre Trudeau
I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation – memory.
F. Sionil Jose
For centuries, pates have been one of the greatest vehicles for wild game. But making a pate, which is nothing more than a meatloaf, has tended to be a laborious task, with ingredient lists as long as a shotgun barrel.
Jonathan Miles
My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.
Manuel Puig
I had always wanted to make music on a big scale but never knew how it was going happen – until I saw a band in Oslo called Bridges. I was stunned. They had everything. The only thing they didn’t have was me. I knew I needed to join, not for my own sake but for the band’s. I knew I was a necessary ingredient.
Morten Harket
Protein was the most valued ingredient 250 years ago: It was the rarest thing. Now the rarest thing we have is time: time to cook and time to eat.
Adam Gopnik
Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen Covey
The single most important ingredient in the recipe for success is transparency because transparency builds trust.
Denise Morrison
The Gulf Coast has the potential to create a culinary raw ingredient paradise that smart cooks can capitalize on.
Mario Batali
Primes are the important main ingredient of numbers, for every number is either a prime or a product of primes.
Shakuntala Devi
Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
Jeremy Taylor
The secret ingredient to every meal is love. And also garlic.
Michael Sorrentino
There was an ingredient used in perfumes and remedies in the Middle Ages called ‘momie’ that is certainly one of the most fascinating I’ve come across.
M. J. Rose
As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won’t last.
Adolph Green
My least favorite ingredient to cook with is black pepper.
Anne Burrell
I tend to be a person who, when I get interested in something, I get obsessed by it… What happens to me is that I will fall in love with a particular ingredient or a particular dish… Once I make the decision that something has intrigued me enough to draw me in, there is no end to it.
Crescent Dragonwagon
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
Marge Kennedy
I can’t tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other person be content to not do that. It’s a mystery, but it does happen.
Sam Donaldson
Salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Learn to use it well, and food will taste good.
Samin Nosrat
I’ve been accused of having very long ingredient lists, and I guess there’s some truth in that.
Yotam Ottolenghi
The mystery of being human and, certainly, of being a Catholic lies in our embracing together the imperfect state known as the human condition. First and foremost, if we could ever be perfect or do things perfectly, we would eliminate mystery, an essential ingredient in the good life and the spiritual life.
Eugene Kennedy
Raw fish suppers admittedly require a little planning, not least in the acquisition of the main ingredient.
Yotam Ottolenghi
Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.
Jim Carrey
Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
Dave Barry
People have often asked me whether what I know about love has spoiled it for me. And I just simply say, ‘Hardly.’ You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate cake, and then when you sit down and eat that cake, you can still feel that joy.
Helen Fisher
There are two proper ways to use garlic: pounding and blooming. Neither involves a press, which is little more than a torture device for a beloved ingredient, smushing it up into watery squiggles of inconsistent size that will never cook evenly or vanish into a vinaigrette. If you have one, throw it away!
Samin Nosrat
We aren’t afraid to take creative risks, which is the main ingredient in our recipe for change.
Nancy Dubuc
Our progress against malaria is impressive. But vigilance remains a critical ingredient to protect the health of all people.
Tom Frieden
Far from being a mere consequence of winning, strong team spirit is an essential ingredient of sporting success; it comes before, not afterwards.
AB de Villiers
Populism has had as many incarnations as it has had provocations, but its constant ingredient has been resentment, and hence whininess. Populism does not wax in tranquil times; it is a cathartic response to serious problems. But it always wanes because it never seems serious as a solution.
George Will
The seed of an idea laying dormant in an old sketchbook is fed the missing ingredient from a new experience. Trying to share some of these experiences, some of the wonders, is one of the reasons why I do books.
Michael Foreman
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
John Wooden
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
Edsger Dijkstra
I’m keen on the sun, so weather is an important ingredient for a perfect holiday.
Vera Lynn
The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
William Temple
American music is a powerful ingredient in international music, and as much as it comes from within, it also comes from without.
Taj Mahal
The rule of law, and the idea that it applies to everyone regardless of what office that person might hold, is the chief ingredient in our democracy.
Eric Swalwell
If people are really excited about their music, and that’s their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That’s the most important ingredient.
Greg Ginn
Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.
Rudolf Carnap
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Dr. Seuss
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.
Orison Swett Marden
I try to eat super clean: No processed sugars, no corn syrups, nothing frozen in a box that you can microwave. If I read the ingredient label and I don’t know what something is, I assume it’s bad.
Kacy Catanzaro
If you don’t treat an ingredient and its flavors with respect – if you drown it in oil, for instance – you’ll spoil it.
Alain Ducasse
Part of what makes a great chef is the ability to adapt, cook, and to taste. A great chef will use all their food knowledge, food memories, and senses to work with each ingredient and apply themselves to the dish they are creating.
Johnny Iuzzini
I actually don’t think there is any difference between French and American cuisine. French cuisine was always about discipline, about ingredient, about creativity, but also about simple. I see America as very similar in these rights.
Daniel Boulud
Possessing a healthy imagination is a necessary ingredient for creativity.
Steve Vai
Love is the main ingredient. If you don’t love, you can’t love, you can’t do good things.
Rita Marley
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
Denis Waitley
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
Stephen Baker
I had an experience which I could not explain to myself and to others while I was on my way back from a south Mumbai party. It was near Haji Ali. All six of us who were travelling went through this. And this experience which I went through became the vital ingredient of the story of ‘Talaash’.
Zoya Akhtar
Celery leaves are an underused ingredient, most likely because supermarkets sell mostly leafless stalks.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I go where the material is, and I feel like I’m looking for really strong directors. That’s the key ingredient. There are some directors I would move the sun and earth for, or stop the rotation of the planets, just to work with them.
Olivia Thirlby
Chocolate is the go-to ingredient for many people. It is the thing people crave when they are happy and celebrate; it is also the go-to ingredient for many people when we are sad or depressed. It makes us feel better.
Johnny Iuzzini
How can I tell if I was born hating coconut or developed a hatred of coconut because my father distrusted it as an ingredient?
Mae Martin
One thing I learn – I’ve been in practice now for half a century or more, and the most important ingredient for an architect to do a good building is to have a good client. I think a client counts for as much as fifty per cent.
I. M. Pei
Donald Trump is fighting for working people, and he’s fighting to restore the borders around this country that are the essential ingredient for national sovereignty and national success in a way that nobody has who has held that office not only in my lifetime but, frankly, in the history of this country.
Stephen Miller
The most important ingredient for the success of any company is the quality of its people, starting with its leadership team.
Vivek Ramaswamy
Instant dashi is also the key ingredient to these savory dinner oats, which I developed specifically to showcase this powerful powder. Someone a long time ago decided that oatmeal belonged in the breakfast category, but I think that chewy, hearty, steel-cut oats need more airtime in our lives.
Sohla El-Waylly
Bacon, bacon, oh I love me some bacon! It’s the secret ingredient to all my favorite recipes. I also could have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Rachel Hollis
A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.
Vivek Wadhwa
The main ingredient of the first quantum revolution, wave-particle duality, has led to inventions such as the transistor and the laser that are at the root of the information society.
Alain Aspect
In baking, cooks need to understand ingredient ratios.
Sherry Yard
Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Orange juice from concentrate is labeled. Food coloring Red #5 is labeled. Fish are labeled as to whether they’ve been previously frozen. To a consumer, there’s no plausible reason why these factors should be on a food ingredient label while the presence of GMOs shouldn’t be.
Ramez Naam
Just as water is a key ingredient to growth on the farm, capital is required for businesses to thrive.
Sam Graves
I concentrate in my work on preserving and displaying the original flavor from each ingredient in a dish.
Alain Ducasse
One of the troubles with food is that people take themselves too seriously. This is why I’m very happy for people to change my recipes, alter them, replace one ingredient for another.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I always have dashi in my refrigerator – it’s the almighty Japanese ingredient.
Masaharu Morimoto
‘Mirage’ was an attempt to get back into the flow that ‘Rumours’ had. But we missed a vital ingredient. That was the passion.
Christine McVie
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Robert Half
There is a major ingredient missing from our perception of how changes are brought about; that ingredient is power.
Paul Wellstone
I don’t believe I dislike any ingredient.
Ranveer Brar
My grandmother had mango trees in her backyard when I was a child. So it’s always been an ingredient that I’m familiar with. It can be used in so many ways. My kids absolutely love it for a snack or in a savory dish.
Ayesha Curry
If there is a flaw in the academy system it’s that they try to tell them everything. Kids are taught the same. They look the same. So you’re constantly looking for the X factor. It’s the hardest thing, that mystical ingredient, instinct, the four-second hit, like/dislike, it can come unbelievably quickly.
Sean Dyche
I have a concept of Naples that is not so much of a city, per se, but rather an ingredient of the human spirit that I detect in everyone, Neapolitan or not. The idea that ‘Neapolitanism’ and mass ignorance are somehow indissolubly linked is one that I am prepared to fight with all the strength I have.
Luciano De Crescenzo
I’ve started to believe that the agency business is a great ingredient of a much bigger business – more than just what typical advertising agencies have done.
Steve Stoute
If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.
Anne Hathaway
There’s no way I’m going to stand up for bad ingredients. We love seasonal ingredients. It’s a false dichotomy to say that modern cooking is at odds with that, but some people want to have a great ingredient and no technique.
Nathan Myhrvold
Beetroot is a great salad ingredient, especially when still warm; the colour ain’t bad, either.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I almost never make stuff out of cookbooks because they’re either too complicated or there’s an ingredient in there that I can’t find.
Trisha Yearwood
Understanding the true causes of the Depression, as well as the real economic record of the United States in the 1930s, is an essential ingredient in anyone’s economic and historical education.
Thomas Woods
I can’t think of anyone I admire who isn’t fuelled by self-doubt. It’s an essential ingredient. It’s the grit in the oyster.
Richard Eyre
The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation, but we haven’t gotten there yet.
James Earl Jones
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
Marilu Henner
As a journalist, I’m not supposed to be the subject, but as an author, I’m fair game – another ingredient in the media soup.
Michael Azerrad
What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
I’ll do anything. That has proven problematic – you may remember my broken leg in a dirt bike accident – but that is also the ingredient that has allowed me to elevate myself in pro wrestling.
Jeff Hardy
I love finding ways to bridge the gap between my heritage and my new farming community. An ingredient such as za’atar might be foreign, but throwing it into something familiar – a hot dish or an eggbake – makes it more approachable.
Molly Yeh
I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence. My passion is to serve the public: to be in the arena of public policy, to have the opportunity to solve problems for our country, to be in a position where I can make a difference.
Kelly Ayotte
Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns.
Terry Riley
You know how it is: when you politicize things, it is not the best ingredient to get things done.
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal
You’re thinking about a dish, you’re thinking about an ingredient, and in many ways, you end up becoming a naked chef in front of the customer, because what you put on the plate is you. It’s who you are and where you’ve been.
Dominique Crenn
Sometimes a pinch of sadism is the ingredient that makes victory taste that little bit sweeter.
Andrea Pirlo
I’d never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I’ve always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.
Simon Armitage
I couldn’t really say that a repressive society would result in creative art. But somehow it does help, it is an ingredient, it acts as a Catalyst to a man who is committed.
John Kani
I want to treat every ingredient in a way that conveys its most pure qualities, but with a little bit of a dreamy twist.
Dominique Crenn
Many different planets are many different distances from their host star; we find ourselves at this distance because if we were closer or farther away, the temperature would be hotter or colder, eliminating liquid water, an essential ingredient for our survival.
Brian Greene
The most important ingredient of Sunday lunch is the conversation. Without that, it’s dead and gone.
John Torode
Chestnuts are my favorite ingredient to use in the fall, especially for the holidays. I always find that they are meaty, hearty and have a mysterious refinement when cooked or roasted over sea salt.
Geoffrey Zakarian
Fully implementing the WTO trade facilitation agreement is one ingredient to reduce border delays and costs for traded merchandise.
Arancha Gonzalez