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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A good fire makes a good cook.  Dutch.  1
A hungry man has aye a lazy cook.  Scotch.  2
A lovelorn cook oversalts the porridge.  German.  3
All are not cooks who carry long knives.  German, Dutch, Danish.  4
A march before day to dress one’s dinner, and a light dinner to prepare one’s supper, are the best cooks.  Alexander.  5
An ill cook should have a good cleaver.  6
Better bid the cooks than the mediciners.  7
But civilized man cannot live without cooks.  Owen Meredith.  8
Cooks are not to be taught in their own kitchens.  9
Every cook praises his own broth.  10
Many cooks spoil the broth.  11
Salt cooks bear blame, but fresh bear shame.  12
She will as soon part with the cook as the porridge.  13
There is never enmity between the cook and the butler.  Italian.  14
’Tis an ill cook cannot lick his own fingers.  Shakespeare.  15
When the cook and steward fall out, we hear who stole the butter.  Dutch.  16
When the cook is roasting for the butler, woe unto the master’s wine cask.  Danish.  17
Where there are too many cooks the soup will be salt.  Italian.  18

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