You’re a food writer and a food tour guide. Where does your passion for food come from? Traveling. It wasn’t until I moved to New England for grad school (and started traveling) that I really developed a love for food.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten? Grilled octopus on Thassos, Greece (actually, anything in Greece)
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Live sea urchins, or perhaps a 1,000-year-old egg.
Does the story/ situation/ emotion that surrounds a meal affect your memory of it? Of course. I still remember a baked potato I ate with my dad at the Plaza Hotel in NYC when I was 10. We’d just returned from Ellis Island where we climbed the Statue of Liberty in the dead of winter. It felt like the best potato I’d ever eaten.
What’s your favorite movie? Any in which I’ve memorized all the dialogue (Mrs. Doubtfire may have been the first.)
What’s your biggest pet peeve? Going out to eat with people who don’t eat as much as I do. This actually became problematic for my dating life.