My primary cooking inspiration is my mother. I have memories of being in the kitchen with her since I was 8 years old.
I don't read any food blogs. Usually I check out YouTube videos (especially Chef Ramsay's).
My favorite dish to eat is foie gras in any style. I don't really have a least favorite dish to eat. I eat everything, but I try to stay away from very spicy food.
My favorite dish to cook is risotto. My least favorite dish to cook is anything that needs to go in an oven like pies and cakes.
My dish to bring to a potluck is braised beef short ribs with polenta.
My favorite type of cuisine is Italian. My least favorite is Indian.
The travel destination I am dying to go to for food inspiration is Paris and all over France.
Music by Lulu and the Lampshades, "Haven't met you yet" by Michael Buble "Mezzogiorno" by Lorenzo Jovanotti
I wanted to be a contestant on MasterChef because I loved to watch the show and I thought I could perform great in it. Also I thought being on the show could have helped me to follow my dream of opening my own restaurant.
My favorite comfort food is "Tortellini in brodo", homemade veal tortellini in chicken broth. It's what we always had at my grandparents’ house at Christmas. It brings back so many memories as a kid and great family time. Luckily, I can recreate it just the same and I make it for my wife and I during the holidays.
Comfort, simplicity, happiness.