Best meal I ever ate:
My first tasting menu was seminal: Restaurant Lola in Dallas, TX, in 2003. Now closed, here is a write-up from that time: http://www.dallasobserver.com/2003-10-30/restaurants/tasty/full/
My current drink of choice:
coffee: Ethiopian Sidamo cocktail: sazerac or gin martini
I really wish I could:
find more grass-fed meat, raw dairy, and generally GOOD foods without pulling teeth
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
1) sticky purple rice with coconut milk & mango - everyone loves it and it is friendly to just about every wacko diet on the planet. 2) fresh guacamole with thick-cut bacon "chips". Paleo folks swoon.
My favorite comfort food:
chocolate: bars, liquid, ice cream, truffles, brownies....
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Jennifer James 101, (ABQ), Jambo Cafe (Santa Fe), P'tit Louis (ABQ), Torino's at Home (ABQ), Pupuseria el Salvadoreno (ABQ)
My most tattered cookbooks: