Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. live life
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People on their cell phones or blackberries endlessly. It is so unbelievably rude to be eating with someone and have them take a phone call at the table. Or send texts between courses.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. The dark--not the sweet darkness of a night in the country, the sky spiderwebbed with stars, but the pitch black of an elevator shaft when the lights have gone out. Not that I've thought about it or anything!
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Homemade bread still warm from the oven with a fat pat of fresh butter and maybe a drizzle of honey or homemade strawberry jam.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Freshly baked bread, really good wine, and a lovely, long summer evening with friends and family to share it with.