La Mirada, California
fav condiments: Mango-habanero
salsa, Tico sauce (Salsa Lizano)
fav food: French
fries, sushi (not together)
shallots, olive oil, lime
food I would only eat if
I were starving: Organ means that are anatomically
identifiable. I don't mind them in their processed forms,
but I don't like having biology class flashbacks. Also olives.
I finally decided a few weeks ago to accept that I don't like
olives. It's been my secret shame for as long as I can remember.
I've choked them down and tried to convince myself I enjoyed
them, but I'm now ready to come out of the closet.
favorite food novel/movie:
The Man Who Ate Everything. Funny! And of course Like Water
for Chocolate, which I read in one sitting and bawled throughout.
fav cocktail: Cosmopolitan
(blushes) or any pink cocktail
fav wine: Petite
Syrah in summertime, Zinfandel in winter
most exotic thing I've
ever eaten: reptiles: rattlesnake, alligator, iguana,
although none of them seem particularly exotic anymore. You
get a lot of 'em in Texas.
worst kitchen disaster:
I've burned, melted, and flambéed countless pans, ruined
a million dishes, and burned at least half of the batches
of cookies I've ever made.
dinner time: 8:30
comfort food: Cookies,
French fries, lemonade
Always try new things. Wing it. And don't be afraid to really
screw up. If it's ghastly, you can always throw it out and
pretend it never happened.