What chef would you most like to cook alongside?
Cat: I'll tell you one person I would have loved to eat with that's has now passed away, and I never got to meet her but I love every single book she's ever written—M.F.K. Fisher, who is like the queen of culinary literature. I would have absolutely loved to have a meal with her.
[Her book] The Art of Eating is great, and I give that to all of my cooks when I open a restaurant. I say: "Go. Take this home and read this because you're going to have a deeper passion for food, a deeper understanding of food."