(Above) Marco Pierre White teaches a young Gordon Ramsay at the Michelin star Harveys restaurant in London, 1988.

Good cooking takes a good mindset.  It helps to take a step back from the detailed recipe steps and precise temperatures and remember these simple ideas from world-class cooks!

1. “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.”

-Thomas Keller

2. "No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”

― Julia Child

3. “As I’ve always said, cooking is a philosophy it’s not a recipe…….so therefore it’s not just teaching them how to cook, it’s sharing your philosophy and your vision with them. It’s as simple as that. A good chef is a pied piper, they (line cooks) follow him (or her).”

- Marco Pierre White

 4. "A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal."

Pat Conroy

5. "I like to cook with the philosophy of using great ingredients and not altering them too much."

- Aaron Sanchez

 6. "The most powerful social media is not the Internet, not Facebook. It is food. Food connects all human beings."

- Alex Atala

7. “You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.”

- Julia Child 

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