I just gave up the job of writing, directing, and hosting a food show called Good Eats on Food Network. I held this job for 13 years. Now I'm working on new stuff. Oh, and I host a program called Cutthroat Kitchen, also on Food Network.
Besides having earned a culinary degree from New England Culinary Institute, I have a Theater degree from the University of Georgia.
My big break in the film business came when I landed the job of cinematographer on an REM video called The One I Love. After that I directed TV commercials for nearly 10 years. I didn’t like it very much.
Oh, and by the way...I like to cook.
The first cook book I ever bought was The Frugal Gourmet. I still use it.
My favorite cook book is the 1962 edition of the Joy Of Cooking. (I like the lovingly illustrated instructions for skinning a squirrel).
I delivered pizzas in college.
I learned to cook to get dates. I wasn’t very successful.
My specialty is meat. My daughter calls me “the meat whisperer."
But when I get tired of cooking, I cook eggs.
I cook a lot of eggs.
I’m a pretty decent baker.
I prefer knives forged from Japanese steel...white or blue.
I have a weakness for American cast iron.
I cannot tolerate a unitasker, unless it’s a fire extinguisher.
Motto: That’s another show.
I’ve written 7 books, the last of which will be released in Sept, 2011. It’s going to be quite heavy, so you know it’s quality stuff.