I become absolutely reclusive when I'm not working, to the point where I question whether I can actually do it again.
I love the alchemy of cooking, the theatre of it. It's creating something.
I start the show, and the armour goes on, and the showman comes out. When the show is finished, that comes off, and I become soft centred again.
I've done pretty well in my career, and I've watched colleagues who have spent most of the paychecks they receive on shoes and cars rather than bricks and mortar, and that's not me.
If some people think it shows a feminine side to be in the theater, I've never felt that. And I'll openly say that an intelligent person who is a sensitive person will be and should be in touch with their inner female.