"Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don't need anything fancy to make food delicious: just a knife, a cutting board, and some good nonstick cookware, and you're set."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Curtis Stone on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Curtis Stone on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Curtis Stone on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Curtis Stone on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Curtis Stone on Benjamin Franklin
"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."