Breaking Bread with ...

The renowned chef elaborates on why she put Eugene in his place at Judges' Table.

Dec 17, 2008 You've tasted a few seasons' (if not every) season's chefs' food by now-- how does this season stack up?
I am not impressed so far. Hopefully the food will somehow get better later on in this season. Can you tell us a little bit about your book? Why did you finally decide to write one?
It's basically my life in recipes thus far -- some of mom's, most of mine. Pretty simple food that is great for home, strong flavors and lots of love. so many people asked me for my white gazpacho and short rib recipe ... I had to write them down and I guess I just didn't stop writing.