Going to see my grandparents was like going back 50 years. Every weekend was a history lesson in Southern food.
Having a power watch is about a quiet sense of strength. It makes a statement that says you’re successful.
I have a high tolerance for coffee and I’m nothing until I have at least two cups of coffee. I’m an espresso guy. I order four shots and I would slam two cappuccinos back to back.
Think of a hot dog as an entire meal on a bun, and throw a side dish on it.
Airplane food isn’t in a great state; so many of the airlines serve heavy, stodgy meals. Last year we opened a restaurant at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, where we offer these amazing picnics to take onboard. They’re light, easy to carry, and most importantly, absolutely delicious.
I’m not going to fool anyone by saying ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ isn’t entertaining, but I hope it offers more than that. Even if I get just ten people off their sofa and into the kitchen after watching the show, that’s better than no one at all.
I am constantly being asked, are you a celebrity first now rather than a chef? The answer is, and always will be, no.