What would you ask famed chef Christina Tosi?
- Feb 28 '17
King: You have called fame stressful in the past, you have anxiety about public recognition, why?
Biggs: Well, there's a vulnerability, you know, that there's something about being exposed in that way and feeling like eyes are always on you.I mean obviously I have it to the degree that I have it, and there are people that have it too a much different degree, I think you're probably
one of the most recognizable people in the world, I mean you must get it all the time, and yet what I love aboutyou is that you're at Nate 'n Al's every morning aren't ya.
King: And I go to my bagel store. But I'll tell you the truth, Sinatra told me this,
Biggs: What'd he say?
King: Just be yourself. Just, hey,people gonna recognize you.
King: You chose to go into a business in which you would be recognized.
Biggs: Exactly right.
King: Why're you mad?
Biggs: I know you're sayingwhat Sinatra told you and and I'll tell you what Sinatra told me in a minute.
King: Sinatra also told me there's a lot of name-dropping.
Biggs: Yeah, I'm not mad. I mean there's no anger associated with it, but I will say this, and I'm sure you found this, that being recognized, and being famous,it brings out the best in a lot of
people, and I have some wonderful exchanges with fans and it's a terrific thing and I'm incredibly flattered when I get recognized 'cause it's you know, and by the way the day
goes away, is the day I'm really complaining, you know, like I get it, I totally get it, and am appreciative of all the support. But it also brings out the worst in people too. I mean there
is some, you know, and I don't know, I mean things are probably getting worse because of social media.
King: Taking pictures with phones.
Biggs: Yeah, exactly. Exactly. The pictures, it can be rude, intrusive, and also just people have
expectations as well, I think where if you don't sort of meet them, you know, to what their expectations were, they get angry, quick.