Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.

Your child will live a life ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we've built around them.

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.

Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics.

It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.

The problem with Yanks is they are wimps.

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Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy.

We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can't hire talented people and stifle them. That's not the way it works anymore.

I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it.

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

Like anything, you don't force kids to cook.

It just becomes part of life - have them be around it, keep them informed - talk about it. I try to relay my passion for it in these ways. The second you try to force anything on your own kid, they rebel.

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People who love to eat are always the best people .

I try to get them working. My older son is 10 and he's pretty interested. We had a dinner party the other night and he helped a lot. He helped peel asparagus; he hung out. It was great.

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium.

We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.

I'm definitely nervous and excited. I feel like I've been playing off-Broadway, not to say that Boston doesn't have a great theatre district or great theatre, but it's not going to Broadway; it's just a different city.

Some of the things I think I learned from that were very educational as far as just paying bills - the basics in dealing with a restaurant like that. It was just life - the education involved in running the organization, even on a small level.

Having been to Europe and working and traveling there, the restaurants my wife and I remember were always off the beaten trail restaurants. So I tried to seek a little 'off the beaten trail,' but cool area.

I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie.

I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.

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The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for steak to coo.

I played from the time I was seven years old.

My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued - with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking.

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.

In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.

Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.

Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.

I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous.

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A party without a cake is just a meeting.

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!

All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone;

to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well.

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.

Stock up your pantry and your freezer with things that aren't perishable: Your favorite jar of tomato sauce that lists 'tomato' as the first ingredient, lots of grains, olive oils, vinegars, tomato pastes, onions, shallots. When you go to the store, you only have to pick up meats and produce.

 image quote by Julia Child

People who love to eat are always the best people

Everything in moderation.

I was so nervous to turn 40, but the last year and a half has been the most fun I have ever had.

Pasta doesn't make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.

My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors.

My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.

Attitudes toward food have completely changed.

The summer before I went to culinary school, my family wanted me to take a job on a movie to make sure that I was making the right decision. I think they hoped I would change my mind about culinary school.

Food was always a big part of my life.

My grandfather was one of 14 kids, and his parents had a pasta factory, so as a kid, he and his siblings would sell pasta door to door. After he became a movie producer, he opened up De Laurentiis Food Stores - one in Los Angeles and one in New York.

I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of 'Everyday Italian,' and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It's very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta.

I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I'm doing what I do best.

My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don't want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them.

I wasn't looking to get into TV. My family was in the movie business, so I was never interested in that world.

Talking to other people while you're cooking, it doesn't come naturally.

My mother and I, our favorite part of any baked pasta is the top, where the cheese gets crusty.

When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.

I'm most comfortable in T-shirts, but they have to have some style to them.

It's almost ingrained in people that, just like you can't be a smart model, you can't be a good-looking cook.

I have been blessed with a good, fun, and wonderful life, but I've also seen a whole lot of pain.

If people are made to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, they won't go in there.

That's why I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing.

I lost my brother when he was 30, and that was devastating for me.

I don't know if I will ever get over it.

It helps immerse yourself in what you potentially want to do.

Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef. Culinary school, or even a single class, is a great bet too.