Food to me is the ultimate nurturer and the best way I know of giving one’s time and effort and care to others.
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.
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!
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.
There is nothing quite as seductive as doing what you love, and having others love it too.
Never forget family or, doing things just for your heart.
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.