I'd like to second the suggestion for a Ginza Fish lunch outing - if there are enough of us, we can get a tatami room. How are these outings done? I'd be happy to arrange it - any weekday except Wednesday.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy's HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Segal has some serious flair when it comes to nontraditional desserts; here, her farmers' market haul goes toward a rhubarb-strawberry consommé. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Bay Area chef Kim Alter. Kim's worked at Ubuntu and Manresa, and she's now opened her own restaurant, the Plate Shop, in Sausalito, California. To make her late-night snack your own, see the recipe.
When culinary legend Patricia Wells agrees to go to the market with you to shop for summer produce, you don't ask questions. You just take your cameras and go. This is an unusual installment of My Go-To Dish: Patricia actually creates a new salad for herself based on the ingredients she finds at San Francisco's Ferry Building. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Emilia Terragni, editorial director at Phaidon Press in London. Terragni was responsible for the first English translation of the renowned Italian cookbook The Silver Spoon. To make this simple pesto sauce, see the recipe here.