Best meal I ever ate:
The most recent best meal was at "El Molino Central" in Sonoma, a super casual roadside tortilleria. The owner of Primavera Tamales, Karen Waikiki, just opened this cafe and she served us fabulous quesedillas with cheese and mushrooms, her famous tamales, and the peppers and carrots in escabeche. Simple food but incredibly delicious and satisfying.
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
throw more dinner parties
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Currently I'm obsessed with Asian Dumplings. Studying Andrea Nguyen's fabulous book on the matter.
My favorite comfort food:
Depends on my mood. Banh mi and Pho are my new addictions.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Zuni Cafe, Anchor Oyster Bar, Yank Sing, Slanted Door, Mama's on Washington Square
My most tattered cookbooks:
Leman Cilizoglu's "Turk Mutfagindan Yemekler". All of Marcella Hazan's books. Julia's "The way to cook", Suzanne Goin's "Sunday Suppers at Lucques", Paula Wolfert's "The cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean",