Salmon grilled before a fireplace in a long-gone restaurant near the old Montgomery Ward building in Portland, Oregon. Wish I could remember the name of the place.
My current drink of choice:
Chai, not too sweet, not too much milk, the way they serve it in Indian restaurants, not the way they serve it in coffee shops.
I really wish I could:
get somebody to open an Indian restaurant in Pueblo, CO
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
I don't do dinner parties.
My favorite comfort food:
Cheese enchiladas with red, topped with a fried egg. Swedish meatballs. Nutmeg hermits (cookies). Tapioca pudding. Curries.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Tandoori Grill in Boulder, CO. Roake's hot dog stand north of Oregon City, OR. Baldwin Saloon in The Dalles, OR. Beulah Inn in Beulah, CO. Naryan's Nepal Restaurant in Glenwood Springs, CO.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Joy of Cooking. Morning Fires, Evening Lights: The Marlboro Cookbook. Feast of Santa Fe by Huntley Dent. The Complete Indian Cookbook by Mridula Baljekar. Williams-Sonoma Savoring India by Julie Sahdi.