Quick Facts: Cook and food lover. Wine enthusiast. Arabic speaker. Cornell graduate. Blogger. Jane Austen fan. Lifelong learner. Holly Golightly meets Julia Child.
My current food cravings are: Anything unusual that I’ve never encountered before! And I’m always craving Taco Loco’s guacamole.
The only fast food I will eat is: The McDonald’s McRib; the fact that it only emerges for a limited time makes it strangely alluring.
If I could be any Iron Chef, I would be: I would be a Top Chef contestant Jennifer Carroll! I admire both her culinary talent and her command in the kitchen.
My favorite restaurant in Fairfield County is: Barcelona Stamford for its ever-evolving tapas selections and wine list.
My favorite restaurant in the Tri-State area is: Colicchio & Sons and Fishtail by David Burke, both in New York City
Restaurant dish I wish I could make at home: Colicchio & Son’s Beef Tartare with Smoked Egg Vinaigrette
My go-to dinner party entrée is: Individual, oven-roasted Cornish hens if the occasion calls, but barbequing on the grill is my favorite!
When I’m not eating, I’m…. teaching English literature.
Prepared food I have let people think was home-made… I can’t do it… the guilt takes over and I fess up.
I’d rather pick (pumpkins, apples, strawberries): apples, but I love to cook with and eat them all.
The last book I enjoyed was: Life of Pi by Yann Martel and Emma by Jane Austen
My favorite movie of all time is: The Princess Bride
My favorite food related movie of all time is: Ratatouille