Best meal I ever ate:
A stunning six-course meal at L'Anticipation in Lyon, France, in 1999. (It has since changed ownership and gone downhill.)
My current drink of choice:
French 75s that my partner and I make w/myers from our back yard.
I really wish I could:
Make fresh pasta faster.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Changes every time. A great salad is always there, though.
My favorite comfort food:
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
The Kitchen (Sacramento), Biba's (Sacramento), Chop Bar (Oakland), Pizzaiolo (Oakland), Lalime's (Berkeley).
My most tattered cookbooks:
Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone." (And I'm not even a veggie.)