"I love coming home to Melbourne. The first thing I do is have a coffee. It's just so much better here than anywhere else. It's better than in Italy and I travel a lot. I crave it."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Curtis Stone on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Curtis Stone on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Curtis Stone on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Curtis Stone on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Curtis Stone on Robert Frost
"For 'Around the World in 80 Plates' we got to travel all over, having what was like a cross between a culinary competition and races. And in each country we had a chef Ambassador. We went to London, Barcelona, Bologna, Hong Kong, Thailand, Morocco... It was amazing."
"When I see my staff take a step back because I've lost my cool about something food-related, I say never apologise for your standards. If someone doesn't meet them, then you should explain that and that you want it changed. I want my staff to be like that, too."
"I had the opportunity to go to law school, and my dad, who was an accountant, couldn't believe I wanted to walk away from that and start cooking."
"Now that I'm a dad, I'm practicing what I call 'one- handed cooking,' because I've got something more important in my other arm. I'm whipping up lots of frittatas and omelets."
"These days I travel so much it's hard to get into a routine. When I'm on the road, I tend to use hotel gyms. When I'm home in L.A., I like to hike and hit the surf. All in all, I try to keep a balanced diet and exercise routine, which has stood me in good stead to date."
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