I'm a really good eater and a decent cook. Activities in the kitchen that I find soothing: seasoning my cast iron skillets, boiling bones, rendering lard.
When I'm not reading, eating, or writing, I try to balance out my life with non-sedentary activities, such as swimming, uh, and walking to restaurants.....
Location: New York, New York
Favorite foods: Pig ears and tails. Mapo tofu, or anything with a liberal use of Sichuan peppercorns and chili oil. Tomato sauce. Pizza.
My mother's wontons.
Dark chocolate, good coffee, whisky, in that order.