"Believe me, I understand the need for easy and speedy. After a 12-hour day of shooting 'Chopped,' say, I'm talking stir-fry, spaghetti, heck, peanut-butter sandwiches. But that's not about the joy of food. That's survival."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Ted Allen on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Ted Allen on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Ted Allen on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Ted Allen on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Ted Allen on Benjamin Franklin
"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."