Baking is problematic for me because I usually drink a lot of wine when I cook!
You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.
Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day.
Six months ago, I was just a writer for Esquire, typing up in my little garret on the far north side of Chicago, and no one had any idea who I was.
We're not out to turn rugged straight guys into weenies who paint their fingernails.
I'm in a loft and the kitchen is in the very center of the apartment. The whole place revolves around it.
I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen.
If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me.
I know that the single guys on the cast (which is everybody but me),hmm, well a lot more people flirt with you when you're on TV.
However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I've been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It's just something I'm passionate about.
Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets.
I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
It's very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I'm not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA trained chef.
Thom is one of those wonderful people to cook for because he absolutely loves it, just loves it. He loves to eat and drink and he'd be a great guest at any dinner party.
Well, we don't take money from people and then show the product. It has to be a product that we like anyway, and that's true for all five of us, which is one of the really nice things about the way we make the show.