Quick Facts: Fairfield County native; returned after 15 years savoring the food scene in Boston, and 8 years reveling in the fresh produce of L.A.’s farmer’s markets; loves to cook and hates to make the same thing twice; Personal mantra: so many recipes; so little time; hunted in Boston from the North End to the South End for the best stinky cheese market, the least stinky fish purveyor, the zestiest olive oil and the mildest greens; back in New England, the hunt is on again; lives in Westport with her husband and daughter.
My current food cravings are: grilled figs w/shaved pecorino cheese; drizzled w/ honey
The fast food weakness is: Does Ben & Jerry's count?
If I could be any Iron Chef, I would be: Julia Childs
My favorite restaurant in Fairfield County is: I haven't found it yet
My favorite restaurant in the Tri-State area is: Babbo
Restaurant dish I wish I could make at home: Anything from Jae's Restaurant in Boston, but especially the thai basil noodles
My go-to dinner party entrée is: It's never the same twice
When I’m not eating, I’m….Working off the food I've eaten
Prepared food I have let people think was home-made…I can never pull this off
I’d rather pick (pumpkins, apples, or strawberries): apples
The last book I enjoyed was: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
My favorite movie of all time is: Casablanca