I tried to start my own religion in high school. I was very eccentric. I've always loved attention.
You are defined by your ingredients, by the way you touch them, by the flavors you draw from them.
Any time you can involve fake mustaches, things are just better.
Dining should be something that isn't always taken extremely seriously.
Even though I live in and love Chicago, I can't stand deep-dish pizza. I'm a New York-style pizza person.
I can't just sit all day on the couch and expect the weight to come off. My goals are my new focus instead of food.
I do take pity on some of the people that have to work with me.
I don't get to watch a lot of TV. I just do all my news and reading and 'Meet the Press,' all that fun, exciting stuff.
I only wear red socks in the kitchen. They bring me luck.
I played the guitar and thought that was what I was going to do as a career. I still record music that is played in my restaurants.
I think what somebody orders and how they eat and cook really shows who they are.
I'm a traditionalist, so for me, black coffee is cool.
I'm in love with 'pure' flavors, things that are natural and delicious, minimally fussed with, that showcase the season.
Kosher salt, eggs and flour. These are the building blocks of everything. Kosher salt, above and beyond everything.
Weight is something I've battled all my life.
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