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While the pace of "The Chew" has eased a bit from its hyperactive early days, each hour has plenty going on.
But as Batali has learned, "you can say a lot without too many words or having to rush if you’re editing in your mind: What exactly is my message here?"
"My message," says Hall, "is that home cooking is the end-all and be-all, and it doesn’t require chef’s skills or chef’s ingredients. Once you’re comfortable with a basic dish and a basic technique, the potential variations are huge."
"What’s the connection between ‘What Not to Wear’ and ‘The Chew’?" poses Kelly. "There’s a very strong common denominator: to be the best version of you, whether it’s with the clothes you put on your body or the food you’re putting in your body. To be conscious in every aspect of your life."
"I’m just saying, ‘This is simple to make and your guests will love eating it,’" sums up Batali. "I think that’s what we’re all selling on ‘The Chew’ all the time: ‘Yes, you can’ and ‘Why don’t you?’"
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