Mory Thomas

Director of Culinary Development

What do you do on a daily basis?

I taste lots of recipes, remind people that good food matters and develop tools, recipes and products that celebrate the power of food. I also talk trash and laugh a lot with my co-workers, then eat more. I go home wishing I hadn't eaten so much.

Who is your culinary icon?
The Pillsbury Doughboy and Yotam Ottolenghi

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Julia, of course

What’s your favorite cookbook?
Plenty

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?

Menudo

What’s your favorite condiment?
Sambal badjak

What’s the first dish you learned to make?

Texas sheet cake

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Both

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
Tongs

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
MGMT

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?

Whiskey or scotch on the rocks

If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
Horticulturalist

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
Puebla, Mexico