Best Accomplishment: I rowed and coached for many years and there were lots of hard won races that felt like huge achievements at the time.
Proudest Moment: Starting my own business last year. I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur. The moment when I really felt like it was real was exciting and scary.
Cooking Philosophy: Use great ingredients and follow good advice. My favorite cook and food writer is Nigel Slater.
Best Farmers Market: In Columbus I shop at the North Market farmers market because I can walk or ride my bike there. I love that it's right next to the public (indoor) market.
Best Kitchen Tool: Microplane
Best Home Cooked Meal: I love comfort food that reminds me of home (England) like fish pie.
Best Dinner Party Menu: I like informal dinners. Astrid's Abruzzi Lamb is a favorite - something you can put in the oven and forget about for a few hours. Click here to read about it
Best Party Appetizer: My partner recently made a toothpick sized version of David Chang's salad. Click here to read about it
Best Cheese: I love mature cheddars like Montgomery cheddar.
Best Restaurant, Period: Kihachi (Federated Blvd) - Columbus, OH
Best Breakfast/Brunch: Skillet (Schumacher place) - Columbus, OH
Best Pizza: Bono Pizza - Columbus, OH
Best Cheap Eat: Los Guachos taqueria - Columbus, OH
Best Ethnic: So hard to choose. I run a website called alt.eats.columbus and there is so much variety and great food. Somewhere really interesting is Taste of Zanzibar, a Tanzanian Restaurant on Morse Road.
Best Sushi: Kihachi. It's not really a sushi restaurant, but the best sushi I have had in Columbus is there.
Best Wine Under $15: Kinkead Ridge Viognnier Roussanne 2009. A fantastic Ohio wine.
Best Beer: I'm not a big beer drinker, but there's a great new little brewery in Lancaster called Rock Mill.
Best Coffee/Tea: Vietnamese Coffee from Mi Li Cafe - Columbus, OH
Best Song: Something by Josh Radin or the Killers.
Best Movie: High Society.
Chef photo courtesy of Bethia Woolf.