The Culinary Inquisition

Coffee or tea? I drink both. Coffee more often.

Salty or sweet? Generally both. If forced to choose, sweets.

What’s a food you can’t live without? Anything with a tomato sauce and cheese; pie; and ice cream.

Where’s your favorite place to power-lunch? Power lunch? What’s that? I eat at my desk, if I’m lucky.

What’s your favorite D.C. restaurant? I have several, and there are too many to list.

Have you ever gotten food poisoning? Yeah, but not here [in Washington].

What’s your cocktail or drink of choice? Beer or wine. Does sparkling water count?

What’s your cooking specialty? Mine? Toast.

What is a food you can’t stomach? Pigeon pie. I had it once [in Morocco] and I didn’t know what it was.

What’s your favorite candy? Probably Snickers. It has all the basic food groups.

What’s your favorite pig-out food? That could be anything. It depends on what’s left over from the night before.