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Come on, Mike, let us cook. Isn’t that what this whole thing is about? Breaking Bad s4e1: Box Cutter, Walter, AMC 2011
Recent research suggests it was cooking, not meat, that fuelled the evolution of our big brains. It was cooking that made us human. Dr Alice Roberts, Origins of Us 2/3: Guts BBC 2011
I like children. If they’re properly cooked. W C Fields
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W C Fields
Every cook has to learn how to govern the state. Vladimir Lenin
Good cook. Except he will put mushrooms on everything. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989 starring Helen Mirren & Alan Howard & Richard Bohringer & Tim Roth & Michael Gambon & Ian Drury & Cairan Hinds & Gary Olsen & Ewan Stewart & Liz Smith et al, director Peter Greenway, Albert at table
Could you cook him? ibid. Georgina to Chef
I’ve learnt to lower my standards since you became cook. Star Trek: Voyager s2e7: Parturition, Tom to Neelix
TV’s first lady of cooking – Marguerite Patten. The Funny Side of TV Experts, BBC 2009
Fanny [Cradock] hit our screens in the 1950s. ibid.
Cooking is huge. I think it’s arguably the biggest increase in the quality of the diet in the whole of the history of life. Professor Richard Wrangham, Harvard University
Her cooking verged on the poisonous … I have known no other woman who could make fried eggs taste like perished rubber. Hugh Leonard, Home Before Night, 1979
The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as good cooks go, she went. Hector Hugh Munro, Reginald, 1904
Cooked food lights up all our senses. The smell, the sight, the touch and of course the taste are amongst the great pleasures of existence. Horizon: Did Cooking Make Us Human? BBC 2010
Could cooking really have caused us to evolve? ibid.
The human ability to cook gives us a massive advantage over all other animals. ibid.
It’s so easy I feel sure than even a man could walk into a kitchen and make it. Marguerite Patten, TV episode
Yes, dear, but now you’re amongst professionals. Fanny Cradock, judging a duck dish
He cooks in the oven and all that jazz; I have a different lifestyle. The Office US s7e8: Viewing Party, Michael, NBC 2010
All [empires] made celebrities of their chefs. The Four Horsemen, 2012
I was cooking French fries and I burnt his fucking trailer down. Trailer Park Boys 5e4: You Got to Blame the Thing Up Here, Bubbles
For fifty years the BBC has been making programmes about British homes. It’s gone mad with makeovers, it’s finessed our food, it’s directed our leisure time, and it’s planted ideas in our back gardens. The Home That 2 Built s1e1: The Sixties, BBC 2020
It was a decade of such extreme and rapid change … [BBC2] began with a range of how-to programmes that were reassuringly old-fashioned. ibid.
The basics of life: growing things, eating things, and having somewhere nice to live. ibid.
They began with cookery … ‘From all over the world comes a flood of raw materials’ … Now austerity was a thing of the past … [BBC2] set about making food programmes of various kinds, but their early offerings were as bland as boiled cabbage. ibid.
‘Hello and good evening and welcome to Know Your Onions. Now, this is a programme about food, something we all have to have. ibid.
Is it Ever Too Late to Learn? ibid.
Fanny Cradock was a professional food writer and cook whose avowed mission was to get rich women to up their game … In the mid-60s BBC hired her as their main food presenter. ibid.
Fanny Cradock’s message to the housewives of Britain was powerful too: be modern, be bold, climb out of your rut and experiment. With the advent of colour TV, viewers realised she brought those ambitions to her outfits as well: she was great television. ibid.
The most fragmented decade of them all: 1970s. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of wisdom, it was a time of foolishness, the ’70s started on a rising tide of ’60s’ optimism and modernity. The Home that 2 Built s1e2: Seventies
We needed a domestic goddess. We needed Delia … In Delia’s first cookery course on [BBC] 2 she taught the basics. ibid.
1982: Madhur Jaffrey … Ken Hom’s Chinese Cookery … Food & Drink … Keith Floyd: a complete departure from cookery programmes of the past … Floyd on France … The Home That 2 Built s1e3: Eighties, BBC 2020