Two: impromptu dinner at Blauw aan de Wal in Amsterdam (October 2009), and lunch at The Winding Stair in Dublin (January 2009), both with my foodie husband.
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
caramelize sugar without fail
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
baked cod with chorizo and beans
My favorite comfort food:
shrimp with cheese grits
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Pesce (Washington, DC); Hank's Oyster Bar (Washington, DC); Marius (Amsterdam); Maceira (Madrid); The Black Door (Montpelier, Vermont).
My most tattered cookbooks:
Julia's "Mastering" Vol. I; Betty Crocker's Cookbook (1973 edition); Weight Watchers International Cookbook; Teresa Barrenechea's "The Cuisines of Spain." Also frequent Eating Well magazine and its wonderful website, eatingwell.com