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" I also have a soft spot for spicy chicken wings. They are always best eaten at dives and sports bars, like Wogie's in the West Village, New York City, near my house. "
" You don't get second chances in the real world. "
" The less you do to beautiful food, the better it's going to taste. You don't need to mess with it all the time. "
" Patience is the secret to good food. "
" Like baseball, food will never go out of style; we will always need to eat and we will always find it entertaining. I think of food TV this way - all the fun and none of the calories. "
" Because I travel so much, I bring my workout clothes and shoes wherever I go. That way I can always do some exercise. "
" There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts. "
" At the beginning of the week, I roast a ton of vegetables so I can use them for the next few days. I also plan out meals in advance. "
" In America, Blackberry Farm in Tennessee is one of the most amazing hotels I've had the privilege of staying at. "
" You know, I lose patience really easily; I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business. "
" I sit at this really weird crossroads. My job requires me to take in calories. I take care of myself. I eat healthy. I exercise a lot. But then I have to go to events in cocktail dresses and look fancy, and people want to interview me about what I'm wearing, and then I'm compared to people who are wearing size 2 all the time. "
" A big thing that gets people in trouble in the kitchen is not reading the recipe from start to finish before you cook it. Before you start anything, read through the entire recipe once. "
" You can't fake being able to cook well. "
" Find combinations of flavors you love and buy the best quality ingredients you can afford. Your food is only going to be as good as the sum of its parts, like anything else. "
" Balance is key in cooking - you want a little acid, a little sweet, a little savory - the flavors should be harmonious. "
" There are few women in America that don't want to lose 5 pounds, but I refuse to let that thought dominate my life. And there are too many other real problems in the world - real obesity problems and real hunger problems - to worry that much about a few pounds that I'd like to lose. "
" Always wear sunscreen and wash your makeup off at night. "
" If you don't use good ingredients, the outcome is never going to be excellent. But if you buy the freshest ingredients that are in season, at their peak, and you cook with them, you can't really go wrong. "
" I'm a healthy weight for my height, and I like how I look on most days. "
" It's better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach... lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too. "
" I am a glutton for a beautiful hotel. I am so easily smitten by high thread counts. "
" I never really drank coffee in college, but now I'm on my feet all day and out all night and can't believe it hasn't always been in my life. When morning comes I crave it. "
" Eating a lot is an occupational hazard but it's a pretty great problem to have. I spend a lot of time eating sweets on TV - cake, cupcakes, donuts, and pudding. It's a dream job, but at the same time there will be days where I wake up knowing I will eat 15 desserts! "
" I reveled in the most basic rules and techniques that are the foundation of professional cooking. For example, it is essential to use a sharp knife: the sharper the knife, the more fluid and precise your work and the less likely you are to get hurt. Dull knives are a danger - they slip far more often. "
" I love The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Property in Bluffton, South Carolina. It's a spectacular corner of the world, with massive old trees lined with Spanish moss, and alligators swimming in the river. "
" I cook mostly vegetarian vegetable and bean stews. Quinoa salads. I make my mother-in-law's recipe for chicken and barley stew all the time. "
" I'm tempted by everything. My husband makes fun of me because every day it's a new food that I love. I have a weakness for butterscotch pudding, ice cream in any flavor and dark chocolate, although that's one thing I do keep in my house - 70% dark chocolate. "
" I had decided I wanted to write about food, and I knew the only way to do that is to speak with authority, which meant learning the language and knowing what that experience is like. "
" There's not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they're serving. "
" My husband works in the music industry and he's always the first to know about great new bands, so I end up seeming really with it because I'll be listening to an up-and-coming band before everyone else hears about it. "
" There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food - it's intense. It's about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish. "