If I could choose any food to tuck away in my Northern California earthquake kit, I’d grab a crusty loaf of bread slathered with butter, a pot of soupy yellow dal, an avocado or two, and a basket of ripe summer tomatoes. Perhaps a fruit crisp, hot from the oven.
In my free time I’m often found foraging in the garden. Or block printing textiles and other random creative pursuits. Though more often than not I’m heading toward the kitchen. It’s my place to escape.
Besides cookbooks, tea is my great weakness—best enjoyed with a friend.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- I hate to call any food strange since each one is someone's favorite. That said, nibbling on chicken feet comes to mind.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Soup. But nut butter and homemade jelly spread across warm toast with a steaming mug of tea is always an option—especially when the couch beckons.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- My spice grinder (a coffee grinder reserved just for spices) and my cast iron soup pot.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: