New Orleans transplanted from Washington D.C. transplanted from Sonoma County, CA
Best meal I ever ate:
Crab risotto at The Sardine Factory in Monterey. I've eaten at better restaurants but this truly was the best dish I've ever consumed.
My current drink of choice:
Ketel One & Tonic or a great glass of red wine
I really wish I could:
afford to eat at all the restaurants I really want to try.
My favorite comfort food:
Spaghetti and meatballs or a grilled cheese (with brie cheese) on sourdough bread
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Bistro Jeanty, Dempsy's (a little microbrewery in Petaluma, CA); Plouf in San Francisco; Trattoria Acqua in San Diego; and Hoff's Hut in Los Angeles (for sentimental reasons)
My most tattered cookbooks:
Silver Palate; Joy of Cooking; The Cake Bible