04/25/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT
's new cookbook pays tribute to her late father, Bruce.
WHEN DID YOU START COOKING WITH YOUR DAD?
When I was in college and coming home a lot. We got really into it.
WHAT DID HE TEACH YOU?
He could be funny and concentrate. That's a really good combo in the kitchen. You have to pay attention, but it's nice to keep it light.
HAVE YOU TAUGHT YOUR OWN KIDS?
Yes, they're very good. They can perfectly crack eggs. My dad would be proud.
HAVE THEY INHERITED YOUR HEALTHY EATING HABITS?
My daughter, yes. My son, not so much!
ANY DINING TRADITIONS FOR THE FOUR OF YOU?
We love going out to dinner every Sunday night. I used to do that with my parents when I was a kid in New York.
RUMOR HAS IT YOU'RE STARTING A COOKING MAGAZINE?
No! I don't have time to take a shower, how would I have time for that?
YOU SING, ACT, COOK. WHAT CAN'T YOU DO?