Profession: Purveyor of gourmet wild foods, Forager for www.mikuniwildharvest.com
Interests: Lately I've been playing lots of golf, but I enjoy most sports. I love music and try to go to live gigs when I have time. I enjoy going to art shows and supporting my friends, and with a fierce roster of the country's best chefs on my speed dial; my sauces are getting better.
Ideal secret ingredient: Wild mushrooms. There aren't many mushrooms which I haven't picked, cooked or eaten.
Culinary inspirations: Thomas Keller. He's humble and treats everyone equally. Thomas Haas...the man has Passion. Grant Achatz, I have never met a chef so committed to excellence.
Favorite restaurant: Are you trying to get me in trouble?
Favorite food: El pastor tacos
Food you won't go near: Button mushrooms, they are carcinogenic
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: Coagulated pig's blood
Favorite food destination: Rungis Market in Paris...the endless possibilities
Alternative dream job: Host of an international food foraging show called Eat Wild with Tyler Gray.