Summer: Americano, Elderflower Collins, 5:1 Plymouth Martini with a Twist or Caper Berry, Aperol Spritz, Kalimotxo / Winter: Bobby Burns, Fanciulli with Rye, Nocello Coffee and Cream / Any Time: Sazerac, French 75, Sweet Grass, Golden Dawn, Kir Petillant
I really wish I could:
have dinner with some of the food-lovin' folks listed below.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
African Sweet Potato Peanut Stew, Wine Bread and Cheese Souffle, Butternut Squash Leek and Goat Cheese Gratin, Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Black Bean and Mango Salad, French-Style Warm Lentil Salad, Broiled Bacon Cheddar Toast, Rhubarb Ribbon Coffee Cake, Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Centers, Avocado Cupcakes, Mexican Cayenne Chocolate Icebox Cookies, Lime Basil Sorbet, Chocolate Banana Cake, Pistachio-Apricot Oatmeal Cookies, Plum Torte, Upside-Down Caramelized Pear Molasses Cake, Green Thai Pork Curry, Tomatoes filled with Rice, Pappa al Pomodoro
My favorite comfort food:
My grandmother's sauerbraten. Takes over 3 days to make but well worth it!
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Payne's Barbecue, Casa Montana, Korea Garden, JT Farnham's, my folks' home!
My most tattered cookbooks:
let's go by authors: Joyce Goldstein, Beth Hensperger, David Rosengarten, Mollie Katzen, Paula Wolfert, Marcella Hazan, Julia Child, Ina Garten, Elizabeth David, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Anya von Bremzen, Claudia Roden, Rick Bayless, Diana Kennedy, Madhur Jaffrey, Julie Sahni, Neelam Batra, Edna Lewis, Sheila Lukins, Pierre Franey, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Deborah Madison, Anna Pump, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Laurie Colwin, Anthony Bourdain, Marion Cunningham, Vincent Price, the vintage NYT cookbooks (esp. the Jewish one), America's Test Kitchen, the King Arthur tomes