What is Patrick O'Connell's favorite dish?
I think I should honestly say that one in our profession can and often does — secretly — develop a love-hate relationship with food. Food turns into work and you sometimes have the fantasy of not eating for an extended period of time until you get hungry again. You know what is the biggest turn on is for someone else to figure it out. It’s a chore for me to figure out what I want to eat right now, but if someone else does, that’s euphoric. My feeling is it doesn’t matter what time of day, how much you’ve eaten, where you are, there’s always one thing that’s always precisely perfect for that moment, someone just needs to intuit it.