Best meal I ever ate:
Impossible to narrow it down to fewer than a dozen
My current drink of choice:
A classic martini, not too dry, 3:1 with a dash of orange bitters.
I really wish I could:
Make pastry crusts like my mother did
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Osso buco or slow-smoked Memphis-style ribs
My favorite comfort food:
Creamy mac & cheese with chunks of ham
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Craigie on Main (Cambridge, MA), Bergamot (Somerville, MA), El Quenepo (Vieques, PR), Het Melkmeisje (Amsterdam), Aurora 10 (Rome).
My most tattered cookbooks:
1970's edition Joy of Cooking, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything