I don't like to dump the dressing on top of the greens. Instead, I pour it against the side of the bowl - using only enough to glaze the leaves - then toss.
I spend 80% of my time in my restaurants. Taping my TV shows doesn't take much time, and then they get aired a lot. That's the thing people don't realize.
The process and the great smells it produces make everyone hungry and get everyone's mouth watering. And it gives men a chance to cook.
Today, when I hire, I look for people who want to be trained and molded.
I wasn't passionate about food until I'd been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period.
Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.