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Oddly, I do have a problem with authority. I find it very difficult to knuckle down and follow rules. Which are the classic symptoms of…
In Britain, by contrast, we still think that class plays a part in determining a person’s life chances, so we’re less inclined to celebrate success…
I was once hired to write a column for ‘The Guardian’ and then got fired before I’d submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most…
I’ve never been to a shrink. But my parents were very psychologically literate – my father had undergone Freudian analysis – and we often talked…
I think I’ve been wishing for celebrity for so long that I’ve got used to being someone who’s petitioning the establishment for acceptance… my whole…
I swear, I didn’t really go in thinking, ‘I’ll be the Simon Cowell’ of ‘Top Chef.’ I was just used to being a judge on…
It’s very different doing a food show in America and doing one in Britain. I did a 20-part series for the BBC series called ‘Eating…
‘Top Chef’ is a very smooth-running machine. All the people working there are incredibly professional and absolutely at the top of their game.
There’s no reason why you can’t deliver a grammar-school curriculum to an all-ability intake.
People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.
I wouldn’t describe myself as a master of anything.
If anything bad happens, the media will leap on it. We’re under a huge obligation to be successful.
I miss being fawned over by restaurateurs and chefs.
I expect that in 40 years’ time I’ll be writing political tomes and working for an organisation like Oxfam.
I tried being a mechanic and I tried catering, but I realized I had even less aptitude for semi-skilled labour than for academic work.
America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.
The moment I’m perceived to be even a tiny bit successful, my career will go down the pan.
I’ve become a professional failure – in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me…
You know when you tell a self-deprecating story at a dinner party, everyone’s laughing along with you? But then when someone else repeats that same…
When I was writing my column, I would almost always be recognized when I was in a restaurant, even if I was reviewing it and…
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