This came from Amy, who got it from Annie. I like it because it is all about FOOD!
What is your go-to ingredient?
It has to be pasta - so many possibilities, from simple olive oil and herbs to complicated sauces.
What nationality of food do you like the best?
I don't even have to think about that - Italian, of course! Such a wide variety of regional cuisine.
What’s your favorite meal of the day to prepare?
Just like Amy (who I stole this meme from), it is dinner, when you can drink a glass of wine while you are cooking.
What is/are your signature dish? (What dish are you ‘known’ for?)
I guess it must be my Apple Gorgonzola Salad. I make it every year for Slow Bowl in Paso Robles, and people still seem to like it.
What is your favorite comfort food?
Mac & cheese, beef stew, and chocolate. Go figure!
What cooking shows do you watch?
Iron Chef America, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
Your top three favorite cookbooks are:
Dolce Italiano, The Perfect Scoop, and various Food & Wine cookbooks.
Your must-have kitchen accessory is:
My new little KitchenAid mini chopper. It is so handy!
Do you ever eat fast food? If so, what?
Not too often, but I do like fresh crispy french fries.
Most memorable meal you’ve had while on vacation:
French Laundry in Napa Valley and Picasso in Las Vegas - Both have tasting menus that are out of this world.
What restaurant do you want to eat at that you haven’t yet?
I Caffi in Acqui Terme, thanks to Jerry and Palma. We plan to go in September.
What’s your favorite dessert?
What scent in the kitchen do you love?
Garlic and onions cooking - Bread baking.
What ingredient(s) do you avoid/dislike?
Clams and eggplant. Bill loves them both.
What’s your secret splurge at the grocery store?
Jumbo crab legs when they are on sale.
What’s the most decadent dish you’ve ever had?
At the French Laundry restaurant we opted to upgrade one course to Kobe beef. We didn't know until we got the bill that the "upgrade" was an additional $75.
What’s your favorite midnight snack?