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Occupation Monsignior
Location California, United States
Introduction Eggs in Purgatory is an actual neapolitan dish: eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. But to me it also suggests the souls of cooks and travelers seeking to knock on heaven's door after a long climb---and a few good meals on the way. Eggs are perfect beings from their shape to their flavor. Never break an egg you don't intend to eat. For a cook they are the hardest thing to prepare correctly.
Favorite Movies Amelie, Ratatouille, La Dolce Vita (and everything by il Maestro Fellini), Bull Durham, Moulin Rouge, Dinner Rush, Life is Beautiful, In Bruges...
Favorite Music Manu Chao "la Radiolina", Paolo Conte "Reveries", Mekons, "Heaven and Hell".
Favorite Books Books new and old: Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee, About Alice by Calvin Trillin, The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart, The First Man by Albert Camus, The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester (food, murder and an unreliable narrator), Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer, Heat by Bill Buford, The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Cod by Mark Kurlansky, Citizens by Simon Schama, The Belly of Paris by Émile zola.