Tie between Citronelle and the set of fish tacos I scarfed down at a roadside stand in Cabo San Lucas.
My current drink of choice:
Campari, mineral water, lime.
I really wish I could:
Stem the tide of food nannies in this country.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Don't have one. I'm too busy to cook as much as I'd like, so I experiment on guests. Carnitas with homeade chips, salsa and guacamole was a recent experiment. I actually tend to "go-to" a dinner-party-obsessed friend's and roll as her sometime-sous chef or grillardin.
My favorite comfort food:
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Buon Amici (Rome); Il Solitario (Capri); Sans Menu (Montreal); Farnham's Fried Clams (Essex); Gene & Georgetti (Chicago).
My most tattered cookbooks:
'65 Better Homes & Gardens; Naked Chef (he's a d-bag, but his recipes are pretty outstanding); Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook (which is more a work of literature than a cookbook to me); Fergus Henderson's Nose to Tail Eating (see Bourdain comment).