austin now, born and raised in San Francisco, California
Best meal I ever ate:
My current drink of choice:
I really wish I could:
bake bread-still-but with Easy Tiger in town, I don't have to have Acme FedExed to me!
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Lasagne - homemade pasta, homemade ricotta, homemade pork ragu, homemade sausage, homemade meatballs, and good fresh mozzerella - salad of red leaf lettuce, arugula, avocado, blanched asapragus with a mustard vinaigrette. Bread - the best available, since although i can make a lot of things I can't bake bread to save my life.
My favorite comfort food:
mofongo, asopao, a farm fresh egg frizzled in olive oil, topped with sea salt, with a slice of good, honest bread (as mfk would say - and now reliably available from Easy Tiger in Austin - oh, that levain...)
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
incanto-sf (rip), dai due-austin, uchi-austin, bacco-sf, ippuku-berkeley, alta taberna paco meralgo-bcn, casa mono-nyc
My most tattered cookbooks:
Joy, Marcella, Jacques, and recently , the ethnic ones handed down to me - Puerto Rican, Finnish, Italian...