Rachael Ray says her V-day will be a three-day: “My husband John and I always just stay home and cook and we love our dog as much as we love each other so we stay home and have a threesome. A three date.”
Rachael Ray no longer sees herself as someone who teaches harassed moms how to make a 20 minute casserole.
“People know me for my love of food, but I have so much more I want to share, … Our show’s going to be all about taking a bigger bite out of life. I want people to see themselves in this show because life is full of messes and successes, and getting there is half the fun.”
Guess she fancies herself as Oprah, but more hyper. Way more hyper.
Have you ever ordered a $300 appetizer, gotten served little more than pureed entrails with very pretty slices of grape, and thought: “Damn, I just want a burger?”
Mario Batali laughs and takes this all in stride. There’s a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat.”
Thank God this is a chef that can serve food that actually (gasp!) fills your stomach. Novel concept.
Gordon Ramsay’s very particular about food. So who would he like to be in the kitchen when he’s served his last meal? In an interview, he said that he wanted the appetizer to be made by Alain Ducasse, and the main course to be made by his mentor, Joel Robuchon.
Nigella Lawson isn’t bothered by criticism that she doesn’t have a right to tell people how to cook. “Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh because he knows that I’m not a chef,” she says. “I see paparazzi shots of me with no make-up, wearing trainers, not holding in my tummy, and I hate it, but it would be unbearable to worry about it all the time.”
Besides, she feels what people say don’t matter as much as what you believe.
“if you know that something has been really vicious, you don’t read it, you don’t let it into your head. What’s damaging is when sentences go through your head and you burn with the injustice of it.”