You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite tastes as good as the first, that's Cajun.
I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.
Have fun. Do something nobody else had done before, or has done since.
We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good. We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!
I don't think life is to be taken too seriously. Take it too seriously, and it'll getcha.
We're working people, and that's what we like to do, work.
I believe in America. I'm one of those silly flag wavers.
I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes - click, click, click.
One of my missions was to teach.
We didn't do wrong things because we didn't want to embarrass our parents.
I'm a professional cook. I've worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way - they're always lived within 25 miles of my hometown!
If you have acid in food, you need to sugar it. At a high temperature, the acids are changed to sugar.
One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we'd sit down to dinner together as a family, we'd learn about each other. We had something people don't get today.
I opened a restaurant that had nothing but California wines.
When I travel I normally eat club sandwiches or I bring my own food. When you go into a new town, it's very had to find a good place to eat.
The bad part about being recognized is that when I walk into a restaurant and sit down, I've got to eat everything on the plate, whether it's good or bad. People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
I didn't want to do just another set of recipes. I think that's useless.
I'd like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.
I would work as a cook, get a little money, then open another restaurant.
In '71 or '72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.
We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the entire staff to San Francisco. But we had to go home.
I love people, and I'm excited that I can turn them on.
I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn't all start just a few years ago!
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