My mom was not a chef, nor the best cook I knew...but NOTHING ever seems to taste as good as what I remember her meatballs and spaghetti sauce tasting like (and we're Irish) - out of every special place I have been, I still can't seem to get back there...
My current drink of choice:
COFFEE - always was, always will be. Especially Chestnut Hill Coffee Co. -- or Blue Bottle from San Francisco
I really wish I could:
Go everywhere & eat everything - not gain wieght doing so and afford to pay for it! That and maybe have my own little farm...
My favorite comfort food:
Grilled Cheese - the virtuosity of my wife's repertoire! Tomato Soup, Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Scrapple
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Vetri, 11 Maple St., The French Laundry, Marnee Thai S.F., Chinks Steaks
My most tattered cookbooks:
Professional Baking - gisslen, On Cooking - Labensky, On Food and Cooking - Harold McGee, Italian essentials - Marcella Hazan, The French Laundry - Thomas Keller - Savuer magazine -