An Emmy-Award winning television host, bestselling author, trusted teacher, and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart is America’s leading lifestyle and cooking expert. There’s little she hasn’t seen or done. We sat down with Martha to talk about partnering with Marley Spoon, her must-have kitchen tools, and favorite cooking tunes.

What makes Martha & Marley Spoon different from other meal kits? This is the only one that gives you my recipes! We’re taking thousands from years of Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Food, and Whole Living and making these recipes more convenient with pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step guides.

What’s your best cooking advice for home cooks? I’ll share what Japanese cooks taught me: prep neatly, cook simply. And if you clean up as you go, you won’t be overwhelmed with a mess.

Your must have cooking tool? I believe in having the right tool for the right job, so no single tool can do it all. Though as the name Marley Spoon implies, a good spoon is a good start!

Favorite song to listen to while you cook? Symphonic music is always on, but I also keep a speakerphone near my prep area. It allows me to converse with friends while making dinner.

The one ingredient you couldn’t live without? Fresh eggs from my chickens. And salt. And good butter. How can I pick just one?

We’re with you there, Martha.