"If I’m home and cooking on the weekend, it's usually with my daughter Francesca: ideally, grilling burgers or dry-aged steaks on the deck, or making pizzas.
"On lazy weekend mornings, I sometimes get a Dutch apple pancake together in a cast iron skillet: sautéed apple slices with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a bit of water to cook it down. Then I pour over fresh pancake batter and finish the whole thing in the oven to bake. Eat it immediately, with a scoop of whole milk Greek yogurt.
"When it comes to a late night after a long service at the restaurants, I usually make a grilled mortadella sandwich with melted cheese, Dijon mustard, a smear of mayo, and some arugula. For last-minute dinner guests, handmade pasta usually is easiest -- with a sausage ragu or pancetta cream and peas, depending on the season."