Get a reservation at French Laundry. And then afford it.
My favorite comfort food:
Ice cream, dim sum, Bangkok Thai on University
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Defina, Pizzaiolo, Sketch Ice Cream, La Note for brunch, Luka's Tap House for lunch during the week
My most tattered cookbooks:
Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook series, Flo Braker's The Simple Art of Perfect Baking, The James Beard Cookbook (first edition from the 50s), and of course, the Joy of Cooking