I talk a big game. I like to pretend that I eat truffle butter and pancetta and gelato at every single meal. And then polish it all off with a bottle of bourbon. As sexy as that sounds, I realize that if I manage to stop my heart with too much danger, I won’t get to hang out with you guys for as long. My kitchen has long been a place where I’m constantly revising old recipes and techniques to highlight ingredients in the best ways possible. Lighten Up is all about taking those ridiculously scandalous recipes that I’ve crafted over the years and tweak them into something that’s not kryptonite for good cholesterol. It’s the tribute you pay to the gods to keep them from smiting you with a double bubble butt.