1. Mortar & Pestle
"I like quiet in my home kitchen; I hate to even hear a blender. So I love mortars and pestles, especially big granite ones. I have about nine now."
2. Workout Gear
"Icebreaker New Zealand Merino clothes are made of wool, not synthetics; they feel so great next to your skin."
- Interview with Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, San Francisco)
- Top Chef Top 10: Hubert Keller
- Top Chef Top 10: Michael Voltaggio
- Top Chef Top 10: Susur Lee
- Top Chef Top 10: Susan Feniger
- Top Chef Top 10: Ludo Lefebvre
"I started playing it as a kid. I collect backgammon boards during my travels. I found one in Africa made out of old flip-flops."