Steamed beans with pate de foie gras and truffles, homemade pork sausage with pistacchio filler and truffles, braised finocchio, potatoes Anna, fruits nuts and cheese, prune ice cream.
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
Build a retained-heat, wood fired oven on our back lot.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Pulled pork with south of the border seasonings
My favorite comfort food:
Ropa vieja with frijoles de olla
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Landini Brothers in Alexandria, VA.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Outlaw Cook, Serious Pig, and Pot on the Fire, all by John Thorne; The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, by Marcella Hazan; Patricia Wells at Home in Provence; Lulu's Provencal Kitchen, by Richard Olney, and my mother's venerable "The Mystery Chef's Own Cookbook"