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" You can't fake being able to cook well. "
" When I diced vegetables, it was painstaking work to make sure that every single piece looked the same: 1/4-inch cubed for small, 3/4-inch cubed for large. It's a matter of practice and precision. "
" When I'm cooking for myself, I find that I eat almost completely vegetarian, although I'm not vegetarian. "
" The first thing people say to me when they meet me is, 'You're so much skinner in person.' You have to live up to these standards that are so unrealistic. I try to tune it out. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Always wear sunscreen and wash your makeup off at night. "
" 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. "
" 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'm a healthy weight for my height, and I like how I look on most days. "
" 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. "
" Canada is a big part of my life. "
" Patience was not something that came naturally to me, but in cooking it is the quintessential skill. "
" I wish I could say I was one of those people who loves working out, but I don't; it's just not that fun. But I make an effort to work out aggressively three times a week. "
" There's not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they're serving. "
" I am a glutton for a beautiful hotel. I am so easily smitten by high thread counts. "
" Patience is the secret to good food. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "
" First and foremost, you have to remember that restaurants are businesses and they have to stay in business. And though everyone thinks they want grass fed beef, most people actually prefer the taste of corn fed - it is less dry, more marbled, and less gamey, not to mention much less expensive than grass fed. "
" 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. "
" 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 run a solid 4-6 miles at a time, and over the last year two years I've gotten really into SoulCycle. It's sort of an evolved form of spinning. "
" Because I travel so much, I bring my workout clothes and shoes wherever I go. That way I can always do some exercise. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" My mother's kitchen was built to be the focal point of our house. I got into the kitchen often as a child. "
" You don't get second chances in the real world. "
" 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 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. "