"The good news about showcasing chefs and the TV shows is they’ve attracted a lot more smart kids to the profession than 30 years ago. On the downside, though, these young chefs all say they want their own restaurant and their own TV show."
"I like Dover sole. It’s always one of my favorites. I like it when I’m in England. I eat it every day almost. I think it’s probably one of my favorite fish."
"When I was 27, if I didn’t put 15 things in one dish I wasn’t happy."
"Television in the ’80s was very limited. There was no Food Network."
"I really love Paris. It’s my favorite city."
"I believe that London is the most exciting food city in Europe."
"When I’m in Los Angeles, my wife and I go to the farmers’ market with the kids every Sunday."
"I always tell people that they are really the critics. If people come three times a week to your restaurant they are the ones who find something they really love."
"What I don’t like is breakfast in the morning. I have a double-espresso cappuccino, but no food."
"I think the time of the formal dinners is over."