I have several "must haves", but feel no party should be without a good charcuterie plate
My favorite comfort food:
Homemade Chili and Corn Bread
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Local in Chicago would be 1. Girl and the Goat 2. Gibsons Steakhouse 3. Joes Seafood, Prime Steak and Crab 4. Au Cheval's burger 5. Two
Outside of Chicago I dont know if I can narrow it down to just 5.
My most tattered cookbooks:
These days it mostly most visited websites for recipes. I do enjoy Smitten Kitchen.