Rubell says there are three types of restaurants, and she loves them all.
Jennifer Rubell: The restaurants I go to are divided between the ones that I’ll go to once a month forever that I just . . . it . . . you know I just check in there all the time, love it, I always go back for something. That’s a part. Then I check out almost every significant new restaurant. I live in New York, so in New York. But wherever I am I’m always interested in what’s new, what young chefs are doing, what’s going on. And I’ll go there once or twice. Sometimes I get obsessed with a new restaurant and I’ll go there every other day for a month. But that’s sort of like the new restaurant piece. And then there are major restaurants that when I’m really almost in a rut when it comes to creating new recipes or thinking about food, I go to because they’re always inspirational. They’re always amazing. And they always give me something and sort of restore my faith in cooking. And they’re sort of the temples that are necessary.
Recorded on: 12/13/07