Best meal I ever ate:
Paella tasting of the sea, moussaka, lamb tagine in Jaffa, Abouloo Pollo, runny French cheeses, and so much more.....
My current drink of choice:
Earl Grey Tea, Laudure' French Melange Tea with roses &amp; violets, Jasmine Tea, Tejave or Passion Fruit Iced Teas, Coffee Affogato, Granita or Coffee Liguoise, Fresh-Squeezed Blood-Orange &amp; Tangerine Juice &amp; Pellegrino Iced with a twist of fresh lemon.Also, Vosges or L.A. Burdick drinking Chocolate with heavey cream on top!
I really wish I could:
Travel all over the globe, exploring the varience of amazing sounds, sights , smells & tates of the world.......
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Spinikopita, cheese boreca or other item made with Fillo dough, a decadent ornate Brie en Croute I love to assemble, a French Marrons Gateau which is a Merangue(sp.) & chestnut cream cake, a decadent million-ingriedient salad or a Paella.
My favorite comfort food:
Warm N.Y. Clam Chowder, an Indian gravied potatoes & peas dish, Cheese Borekas with filla-dough, Robiola, Ticklemore-Goat or other creamy Neal's Yard Goat Cheese with dried fig & walnuts, Peach Kefir, any pastry with real whip cream, Vosge's Barcelona Bar which is creamy intense chocolat with Fleur de Sel, & chocolate fleur de Sel Cookies with milk
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
By nationality: Indian, Thai, Japanese, French, Middle Eastern
My most tattered cookbooks:
My Madhur Jaffrey Collection, Pierre Hermes, Claudia Rodin & several Pastry books