Best meal I ever ate:
Geez, only one? So many tying experiences! Duck Breast with Blackberries, and Potato Pave and sauteed fresh spinach, Bistro V's
My current drink of choice:
My husband's well-crafted Margarita--no mix, just the right liqueurs, higher quality tequila, fresh-squeezed juice from little Mexican limes.
My favorite comfort food:
chicken roasted with sweet potato quarters, shallots, onion, carrots; rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt & fresh ground pepper, a bit of fenugreek, garlic powder
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Bistro V's in Sebastopol, CA; Alfama, NYC;
My most tattered cookbooks:
Food and Wine Magazine's Best of 1999 recipe compilation ; Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook; Provencal Light; Alice Water's The Art of Simple Food--rapidly on its way to tatterdom.