Anyway, here's why I bloody love JJ's song Banana Pancakes: I was really lucky enough to host a TV show in Australia called Surfing the Menu -- of course anything sounded better than a basement kitchen in London at that time -- and I said “oh yeah, absolutely, I’m in.” And then, of course, I had the show commissioned and they said, ‘so, tell us about how good a surfer you are?’ and I wasn’t a decent surfer, you know, I stood up on a board once or twice, but I was pretty pathetic. And then I started listening to a lot of surfing music and I went surfing every single day for a couple of weeks just to try and, you know, get my skill level up and Jack Johnson was at the top of my list all the time. So, I’ve got a special connection with Jack.
More tunes to share with you guys tomorrow...
After cooking in some of the world's most amazing restaurants, I've found my passion is teaching home cooks how to make delicious food for family and friends.
I have a few golden rules. One, let Mother Nature be your guide. Start with ingredients that are organic, local and seasonal. They taste better, cost less and honor the whole earth in a natural way. Second, don't stress. You don't need to be a master chef to make gorgeous food. Just treat your ingredients simply and have fun with it. We've all burnt something at one point. It's how you learn. And three, enjoy every mouthful. Set the table, use the good china and linger. You deserve it.