Has having a TV show influenced Eric Ripert's cooking?
Television doesn’t influence my cooking. Although, when I do the show Avec Eric and that I interact with beekeepers, fishermen and growers, and so on, I am inspired. But as a general rule, being on Top Chef or being on The Today Show, the latter one, doesn’t necessarily inspire me for the kitchen. However, I like television a lot. I like the media because I can share, which I like very much, and I can express myself. And the more I express myself, the more I understand the process of what we are doing. So, I like television a lot, also, because of the benefits of reaching out — people in their living room, in their kitchen, and even in their bedroom. And then, you create awareness to what we do here, and obviously, we have benefits of having people being curious to come see the restaurant.