Best meal I ever ate:
Eating at the San Jacinto Inn (TX) as a kid is the most memorable. It's long gone.
My current drink of choice:
IPA from Gilgamesh Brewery in Salem, Oregon, served up at the Salem Public Market.
I really wish I could:
Go back in time and eat at the Gulf Street Inn (BBQ) in San Antonio. It's long gone.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Grilled wild salmon, good bread, and a good salad, with Oregon pinot noir.
My favorite comfort food:
Traditional homemade Thanksgiving dinner, including canned green bean casserole and cranberry sherbet (Mom's recipe).
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
In Salem, Oregon: 1) Los Temos; 2) Plaza Morelia; 3) Salvador's Bakery; 4) Off Center Cafe; 5) Court St. Dairy Lunch
My most tattered cookbooks:
James Beard's American Cookery, From Julia Child's Kitchen; Silver Palate Cookbook; Mrs. Chiang's Szechwan Cookbook; The Cuisines of Mexico.
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