What's your favorite new ingredient?
Argan oil from Morocco. It's beautiful for finishing salads and soups. It has a nutty almond flavor.
What's the most versatile spice?
Black pepper. Most people use it as seasoning. For me it's a spice.
What's the most underused spice?
Mace. It has a wonderful flavor and changes the whole aroma and flavor of a soup or sauce.