Lawyer, writer, birder, eater, cook, wine lover. Married for 41 years to my fellow cook/eater/wine lover. Mother of a NPR local reporter and a sommelier-in-training. Keeper of an ever-lengthening list of things I want to learn and do, once I don't have to go to work any more. Among the items on that list: have more fun with cooking and eating.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Gefilte fish. Feh!
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Summer/fall: "flat salad" of sliced tomatoes, lightly blanched red onions, barely cooked sweet corn kernels, chopped basil, red wine vinegar, olive and peanut oil, sea salt, all layered on a big platter, with bread to sop the juice and a glass of wine. Winter: onions sauteed in butter, with an egg scrambled into them, and a green salad.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- The wooden spoon I salvaged from my dad's camping box. Never found another wooden spoon with as good a bowl.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- Six, because that's how many we can fit in the kitchen to talk while we cook.