Mama is slowly getting better. So many people are so fond of her.
Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature.
I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods.
I was on the show previously as a guest host, so I had a little practice.
There really is a camaraderie among chefs and a willingness to help out whenever we can.
I wanted to share my life story and honor my roots. I am very proud of my family and mother.
You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it.
In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard.
I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste.
At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare.