"Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in 'Waiting for Guffman,' but on Thanksgiving you're putting on a show!"
"Be thankful for what you have you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."Ted Allen on Oprah Winfrey
"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."Ted Allen on Jon Stewart
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."Ted Allen on William Blake
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."Ted Allen on Henry Van Dyke
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."Ted Allen on Erma Bombeck
"I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations."
"In recent years, I've been writing because I'm fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business."
"To me, the kitchen is a place of adventure and entirely fun, not drudgery. I can't think of anything better to do with family and friends than to be together to create something."
"I'm a home cook and love to read about food, but I'm not trained as a chef. I'm just really into cooking and passionate about it."
"I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy."
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