The best thing about being a Dame:...
Definitely the secret handshake! Seriously, I've really enjoyed getting to know so many talented and accomplished women.
Biggest career triumph to date:
I have two. My first national television appearance - I appeared on three episodes of the Mr. Food syndicated cooking show and I got to work as food stylist for the Meals on Wheels cookbook.
Funniest/Most Embarrassing Thing that happened in my career:
The first night of my restaurant externship in culinary school I made a base for 200 soufflés with salt instead of sugar. The salt and sugar were in two huge unlabeled bins right next to each other. Lesson learned.
If I didn't have this career, I would be:
An anchor on The Today Show or a writer.
My favorite kitchen utensil is:
My tongs. They're like an extension of my hand