# interview

'I left art school and decided to pursue cooking as an after-thought'
‘My personal specialty is what I call ‘Japanese comfort food’
‘Whatever the farmer brings in the front door goes on the menu’
He started cooking when he was just a li’l Guy
We spoke with the legendary food personality about his newest show, premiering October 15
It turns out, the secret isn’t *so* secretive
Navigating the social waters in the 21st century isn’t so easy
‘The first thing I do is drive over to Steak n’ Shake and have one of the burgers’