I just like the way he cooks. I could hang out with him and cook. He has that, "fark the rules, this is how I do it" kind of attitude that is very compatible with my style of cooking.
I also like his measuring technique. "I'm gonna' use about this much pepper." I do that, too. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me for a recipe for some of my regular cooks, and I have to tell them I don't have one. Some people don't believe me.