Sometimes it's good just to be seduced by the particular cheeses spread out in front of you on a cheese counter.
...That Great Cocktail Cabinet in the Sky...
Anyway, what makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don't think you can change that.
I can understand why those primitive desert people think a camera steals their soul. It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.
People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad.
Statistically, people who have been happily married and then widowed tend to remarry.
The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things.
My sister lives in New York and she was struck by how class-ridden the reviews were. Everyone had to mention that I'm posh. British people are obsessed by that. I said to John, 'I'm not posh.' Is my voice posh?
It's true that I wouldn't have written the first book had my sister and mother been alive. It was my way of continuing our conversation. It's also this Jewish thing of naming and remembering people, and I think there is a sense of keeping that side of life going.
I am always surprised when people read double entendres into my innocuous babble.
I think sometimes that people assume because I'm on television I'm an expert, but I think the whole point of what I do is that I'm not and I don't have any training. My approach isn't about a fancy ingredient or style. I cook what I love to eat.
I was shy as a child. Now I'm not really shy any more, unless I'm with shy people. I find it contagious and I don't know what to say. But I don't think shyness is something one should feel apologetic about.
I don't take criticisms personally, which must be very annoying for people who mean them personally.
Some people did take the domestic goddess title literally rather than ironically. It was about the pleasures of feeling like one rather than actually being one.