Kiddo: Jetsun, 5; Lennon, 3
Gig: Managing Partner, Picca, Mo-chica, Test Kitchen
What has fatherhood taught you?
"It's taught me unconditional love. Also, patience and caring. Kids look up to you for answers, and you have to guide them through life with simple words and caring advice."
What's your favorite bonding activity?
"What we love to do as a family is go to different farms and small businesses to discover how those people raise pigs, grow strawberries, make honey, etc. At that age, they're curious about everything and they love to discover new things about food. We go to the farmers' market all the time, so they can use their knowledge to buy something that's healthy and tasty. They're obsessed with the word 'organic.' Almost too much actually! But, I guess it's a good thing overall. They are growing their own strawberries, mint, rosemary, and chives in our garden. They don't eat the chives or rosemary yet, but they love growing things that we can all cook together. My funniest story happened three weeks ago, actually, when my oldest son, Jetsun, said to a friend of ours that he shouldn't eat at KFC because their chicken is not organic. He said: 'It's bad for you — it's gonna make you sick, and you're gonna die of diabetes!' I guess he got some information wrong, but what a laugh!"
Photo: Courtesy of Stephane Bombet