What's your favorite new ingredient?
Red ribbon sorrel, Hobbs' Applewood Smoked Meat Company speck, hog snapper and homemade pomegranate molasses.
What's the most versatile spice?
Thyme. You'd be hard-pressed to find something that it doesn't enhance, whether it's a stew or a vegetable, fish or meat.
What's the most underused spice?
Summer savory is one of the least used herbs and has great potential. It has a little bit of thyme-rosemary-lavender quality to it.