"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."
"Life itself is the proper binge."
"Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper."
"Dining with one's friends and beloved family is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal."
"Everything in moderation, including moderation."
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a 'What the hell?' attitude."