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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…
There’s no reason why you can’t deliver a grammar-school curriculum to an all-ability intake.
‘Top Chef’ is a very smooth-running machine. All the people working there are incredibly professional and absolutely at the top of their game.
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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