I cook in a fairly well equipped kitchen in Kentucky and a tiny two-burner kitchen on the upper west side of Manhattan. I can get dynamite produce in Kentucky in the summer. I can get more exotic ingredients in New York. My apartment is in the block next to the Fairway and Citarella. I go to the Union Square Farmers Market in the summer, when I am in the city. So dynamite produce there, too. I am a decent home cook, nothing more, but I have made wonderful meals in both places. I am inspired by ingredients. I am usually home alone in Kentucky and cook for my partner in New York. I co-edited a community cookbook, "Seasons of Santa Fe", for Kitchen Angels, an organization that makes and takes food to home-bound people in that city. I have also done volunteer work for God's Love We Deliver in New York. I will turn 70 in July of 2012.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Haggis. I didn't like it.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- So many things, but usually something elaborate on Sundays. Last Sun. was a Hutterite Bean Soup. Tonight open-face grilled cheese sandwich with cherry tomatoes and bacon. 25 Jan. 2012
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- I'm fickle; it changes, now it is the immersion blender. I have one in each kitchen.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- 2, but if it has to be more, 6