New Orleans, LA
Best Accomplishment: Persevering through hard times and acquiring the Chef De Cuisine position at Emeril's Delmonico
Proudest Moment: Getting married
Cooking Philosophy: Cooking by hand and following the ingredients
Best Farmers Market: Bavaria in Munich
Best Kitchen Tool: Spoon "tongs and ladels drive me nuts"
Best Home Cooked Meal: Roasted duck with lentils, peas and fava beans
Best Dinner Party Menu: Beer dinners "Pairing food with beer is a lot more casual, fun and relaxed"
Best Party Appetizer: Rabit crepe
Best Cheese: Époisses "a slice of heaven"
Best Restaurant, Period: B&B Ristorante - Las Vegas, NV
Best Breakfast/Brunch: Dante's Kitchen - New Orleans, LA
Best Pizza: Big Ed's - Okrage, TN
Best Cheap Eat: Juan's Flying Burrito - New Orleans, LA
Best Ethnic: Rio Mar (Argentinean) - New Orleans, LA
Best Hidden Gem: Coop's Place - New Orleans, LA
Best Wine Under $15: Rioja
Best Beer: Guiness "like bread in a bottle"
Best Coffee/Tea: African/Ethiopian coffees
Best Cocktail: Extra dry Plymouth Gin martini
Best Song: Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd; Punk's Not Dead - The Exploited
Best Movie: His Girl Friday