My cooking isn’t creatively cutting edge. They’re more from “remember” flavors. So, I tend to take a recipe for boeuf bourguignon and make it simpler. I’m a big believer in making a better potato chip. That’s my goal. Take something that everybody just loves, but make it better than anybody else.
Ina Garten Quotes
I’m really a scientist. I follow recipes exactly—until I decide not to.
I think you don’t get ideas by sitting at home and talking to yourself. I think you get ideas by getting out there.
If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.