Q: What’s your favorite go-to comfort food?
A: Popcorn with real butter and a decent amount of salt – because it’s crunchy and salty (my two favorite things) and "real food."
Q: What’s your favorite dessert?
A: I’m not a huge dessert person… but a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie is hard to beat! Crisp at the edges, gooey in the middle…plus cold milk, of course!
Q: Potato chips or Corn chips?
A: Potato chips without question… salt and vinegar, in particular.
Q: What person/chef inspires you?
A: Julia Child (when I want an "all day cooking project") and I love to search through SeriousEats.com – the recipes teach me the science behind making the best versions of my favorite foods and give me tons of new ideas.
Q: What’s your most memorable food-related experience?
A: Hard to pick just one – but I’d say having an all-family backyard BBQ in Livermore in which my Dad grills shish kebab, my Mom makes sarma (stuffed grape leaves) and tabbouleh, and my siblings and I fill in the rest with our favorite Armenian side dishes and salads while the grandchildren play together… it’s our favorite thing to do on the weekends!