“Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true—anyone can cook. But only the fearless can be great!”
-GASTEAU, FROM THE FILM RATATOUILLE
Yes, it’s true.
I found my inspiration to become a chef from a movie about a cartoon rat. Correction: a cartoon rat gourmand.
I’ve always loved food–fascinated by how flavours come together and leave a memory of taste and feeling on my lips.
But it wasn’t until I had gone from actress to MTV VJ to Mom that I realised that my next career milestone had to involve food.
I went to culinary school, went back to the US to apprentice at world-class kitchens, did everything from scrubbing floors to being in front of the stove for 12 hours.
Gasteau–inspirational to both Ratatouille and me–was right about your only limit being your soul. I didn’t let my late start in the culinary world stop me.
This is where you find me today: still in front of the camera, but this time with a stovetop and a dash of fearlessness. I hope you’ll join me on this next part of my journey. And just maybe, you and I could find some version of greatness in the next bite.