Best meal I ever ate:
Shrimp at the Hale'iwa shrimp truck in Oahu.
My current drink of choice:
Fresh-squeezed lemonade, a super Tuscan red wine or a 2004 zin from Zin Alley in Paso Robles, CA.
I really wish I could:
Open my own restaurant and boutique hotel on the coast. All I lack are the knowledge, talent, drive, perserverance, cash and ability.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
My favorite comfort food:
Campbell's cream of tomato soup, Spaghetti-Os, sourdough grilled cheese sandwich w/ sweet and dill pickles, Malt-O-Meal w/ brown sugar and butter; fresh, raw Bluepoint oysters and red sauce, chicken and green chile soup, hot chocolate
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
My own kitchen, Trelio in Clovis, CA; Shrimp truck in Hale'iwa, Oahu; Tommy's in SoCal, Pizzeria Uno in Chicago
My most tattered cookbooks:
"Threadgill's Cookbook," CI's "Best Recipe," "1,001 Recipes for People w/ Diabetes," "Four Ingredient Cooking," "Calico Cooks!", "Tom's Big Dinners," "Les Halles" by Tony Bourdain