I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?
Cooks - Cooking Quotes
There’s a particular recipe – my Malteser cake – that people often message me about.
I love to cook and I love food, so for me the first experience of that is always the smell. I also think that the connections we make, whether good or bad, are always connected to smell.
My wife doesn’t cook, so we eat out every night. It’s not fine dining or anything — we’re not fancy people. Last night, we went to Johnny Rockets.
At the time I was coming up, there were girls doing sport, but it wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. The view was always that maybe you should go and cook—and that’s probably why I never learnt to cook.
Going to see my grandparents was like going back 50 years. Every weekend was a history lesson in Southern food.
Think of a hot dog as an entire meal on a bun, and throw a side dish on it.
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.
We’ve brought the children up to be willing to try different things and they love it. I don’t mean feeding them truffles and caviar, but encouraging them to try different fruits and vegetables and a variety of flavors and textures.
I am constantly being asked, are you a celebrity first now rather than a chef? The answer is, and always will be, no.