Best meal I ever ate:
Oysters and Pearls at the French Laundry...a transcendent culinary experience.
My current drink of choice:
A glass of Pinot, with a wedge of French wash rind cheese.
I really wish I could:
Get paid well to eat, write, cook, and talk about food for a living.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
A slightly white-trash artichoke heart, spinach, and mushroom frittata. Rave reviews year after year.
My favorite comfort food:
Rice noodle rolls from Sam Wo's (now closed) in San Francisco, matzo ball soup, pilmeni soup, and gumbo.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Ajanta (Berkeley), Gary Danko (S.F.), Ton Kiang (S.F.), Redd (Yountville), & Taco Guys (food truck - Bay Area)
My most tattered cookbooks:
Gourmet (Reichl) & The New Basics (Rosso & Lukins)