Turkish tea, lentil soup and simit, eaten alone with a broken heart in a snow storm in a cold, little restaurant in Sultanahmet in 2001.
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Never the same twice.
My favorite comfort food:
Bread, cheese, olives and any kind of salty cured meat; ice cream in a sugar cone; BBQ; super sour pickles; stuffed cabbage; cinnamon toast; toasted cheese; filet mignon with gorgonzola port sauce; creamed spinach; brisket and mashed potatoes, the shrimp soup from Flor de Mayo...
My most tattered cookbooks:
The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden; How to Bake by Nick Malgieri; Madhur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking; Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison; The New Spanish Table by Anya Von Bremzen