I adore pigs, and I love eating them and cooking them, and I love using the whole animal.
Always look for the best ingredients, treat the food you cook with respect, always read the entire recipe first, be organized, and have fun.
All chefs have pictures of food in their phones, stuffed pig's ears and pigs' heads and the like.
I have this obsession with pea pods. They're just really nice to look at. They can be perfect.
I cook what I like.
My mom wasn't so much such a great cook. But I don't know, I think I have a very strong mother, and it's funny, because both of my sisters - I have two sisters, and I'm the baby, but they all work hard. I'm not sure where I get it from, and I'm not sure where they get it from, but they must get it from somewhere... I like to work.
I wasn't the most confident of cooks, but I just persevered, and I wanted to learn, and I wanted to be a sponge, and I wanted to be better than the next person, and I wanted to learn as much as I could, so I just kept pushing, and it took me a long time actually to be confident in my technique and my ability as a cook.