Best meal I ever ate:
I will let you know the day before I die.
My current drink of choice:
Death's Door gin martini
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Homemade lasagna - pasta made with eggs from my chickens, tomato sauce made with tomatoes from my garden (fresh or canned), greens sauted with garlic, and a mix of cheese. I roll the pasta out so thin it is impossible for pre-cook, then layer sauce, pasta, greens, pasta, and so on. It is great made ahead of time and served with a salad and fresh bread.
My favorite comfort food:
Goat cheese gouda and manchego mac and cheese or Ina Garten's chicken pot pie (though I use significantly less butter)
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Depends on my mood - Toro, No. 9 Park, Corson Bldg (Seattle), Socarrat Paella Bar (NYC), Fugakyu, Little Q for hot pot
My most tattered cookbooks:
Cookbook? smittenkitchen, thewednesdaychef.com, epicurious.com