"My food message is much simpler than that. It's about knowing and respecting where fresh food comes from, and preparing it simply and deliciously. "
"Never forget family or, doing things just for your heart. "
"There is nothing quite as seductive as doing what you love, and having others love it too. "
"Food, for me, is the most central theme of everything I love. It brings people together in the most wonderful way. Whether you're cooking or just sharing the table, I wouldn't be without it."
"To share the table with people you love is all about giving and receiving; it's a total two-way street. It can do far more than make your palate come alive - it makes you feel connected, to the people around the table and also to the land. And people love being fed!"
"For me, great cooking starts with respect for produce... A beautifully grown piece of fruit or vegetable, a humanely slaughtered animal that has lived a good life, fresh herbs from the garden - it's all you really need. "
"Food to me is the ultimate nurturer and the best way I know of giving one's time and effort and care to others."