Best meal I ever ate:
My next one, I hope.
My current drink of choice:
Any decent cognac. Failing that, IBC root beer.
I really wish I could:
Pick up a slab of Arthur Bryant's ribs without getting on a plane.
My favorite comfort food:
Shipwreck (look it up).
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
The burger shack in Winnetka that closed a few years ago; the little place in Morro Bay where we had Crab Louis ages ago; the lobster pound on the Maine coast where the owner disapproved of the way we ate our lobster; Sam Wo's (bletch!); the next restaurant we're going to.
My most tattered cookbooks:
The Spice Cookbook; The Joy of Cooking; (soon to be) Barefoot Contessa; From My Mother's Kitchen; my wife's card file.