Tuesday, September 20, 2005
When it was my turn at the front of the line, I told AB to sign my apron "to my long lost lover." Boy, you should have seen the look on his face! His reply was, "What?" So, I repeated what I said. Instead, he wrote, Go Cook Something on my apron (along with a signature). He was very funny and took the time to have a photo with every single person who waited in line. And I noticed that when we were leaving (3 hours later), he was still patiently signing books and taking photographs with fans.
So, despite his reluctance to give me a funny quote on my apron, he made me like him even more. And according to him, "W" on his show wouldn't know a thing about cooking if it weren't for what he tells her to say. And his sister...isn't really his sister. It was also very interesting when he described having to move from the kitchen he had used for quite a while (it was in someone's house), and the process they went through to make the new kitchen look like the old one. They built the new kitchen on a set to look exactly like the old one...even down to having canvases hanging outside the windows that look like the old back yard. It's amazing...I'd never known if he didn't tell us!