Nostalgia: When my grandparents used to take me to the Jade Fountain in Paramus NJ for Pu-Pu platter after trips to Toys-R-Us--FRIED CHINESE FOOD PLUS TOYS!! Truly the best meals: Three hour mountaintop lunches in the French Alps while I'm skiing (Le Signal, La Frutiere, etc. in Val d'Isere). Best meal close to home: June Tasting Dinner at Blue Hill Stone Barns.
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
Go on an around-the-world food tour without worrying about my waistline....or cash.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
This summer: Southeast asian street foods (grilled meat on sticks plus spicy salads). With this dinner, I serve mango stick rice. Otherwise, my go-to dessert is Pierre Herme lemon tart with fresh berries or homemade bourbon bacon brownies.
My favorite comfort food:
Since childhood (see above), americanized chinese food. Second choice is a tie: bagels or khao soi (northern Thai curry)
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Blue Hill Stone Barns (Pocantino Hills, NY), Na's Kitchen (Pai, Thailand), Le Signal (Val d'Isere, France), Cookshop/Little Owl/Barbuto, Amazing 66