"However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I've been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It's just something I'm passionate about."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Ted Allen on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Ted Allen on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Ted Allen on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Ted Allen on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Ted Allen on Robert Frost
"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."