What do you do on a daily basis?
Develop original recipes for Food Network for use in the magazine, Web, cookbooks and sometimes to help talent on our shows. That means: research, write, test and eat. Edit. Eat. Edit. Eat. And eat.
Who is your culinary icon?
Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
What’s your favorite cookbook?
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (both volumes)
What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
What’s your favorite condiment?
Handmade smoky Chinese chili sauce
What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Latin Bolero and Trova
What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
Making gazpacho in Almodovar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
Tie between Los Angeles and Marseille (if I had to pick one, Marseille, because you can walk everywhere, and it’s delicious).