Best meal I ever ate:
It was in Spain somewhere. #2 at Valentino in Los Angeles.
My current drink of choice:
middleweight white or red wine
I really wish I could:
cook faster and as well as several of the better chefs around here
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
some kind of pasta, or roast salmon
My favorite comfort food:
some kind of pasta; lamb stew
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Restaurant Alma, Valentino (Los Angeles), Heartland, La Belle Vie (bar menu); Brasa
My most tattered cookbooks:
1st Pierre Franey 60-minute Gourmet, Marcella Hazan "Essentials" and "Italian Kitchen," Bittman "How to Cook Everything"