"There's not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they're serving."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Gail Simmons on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Gail Simmons on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Gail Simmons on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Gail Simmons on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Gail Simmons on Joseph Stalin
"In America, Blackberry Farm in Tennessee is one of the most amazing hotels I've had the privilege of staying at."
"It's better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach... lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too."
"I cannot go to Montreal without going to Beauty's, my favorite place for breakfast, where I have the Mish-Mash omelet with hot dogs, salami, eggs, green peppers, and onions, and the best banana bread in the world. It's legendary!"
"I had decided I wanted to write about food, and I knew the only way to do that is to speak with authority, which meant learning the language and knowing what that experience is like."
"The less you do to beautiful food, the better it's going to taste. You don't need to mess with it all the time."