"Cookery is the art of preparing food for the nourishment of the body."
- 1918 Fanny Farmer Cookbook
"We may live without poetry, music, and art;
We may live without conscience, and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man cannot live without cooks."
"All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled."
"Cheerful cooks make every dish a feast."
"There can never be too many helps for those who, three times a day, must meet and answer the imperative question, 'What shall we eat?'" - Ladies Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church, late 1800s.