Occupation: Cook at Jack’s Grill.
What did you eat today?
Breakfast: black coffee, a stalk of rhubarb, smoked gouda. Lunch: wheat and bean salad.
What do you never eat?
I don’t understand the question.
What is your personal specialty?
Complete this sentence: In my refrigerator, you will always find:
Preserves: jam, pickles, mustard, and the like.
What is your weekday meal standby?
Depends on the time of year, but vegetables from Tipi Creek Farm and fried potatoes are usually involved.
What is your favourite kitchen item?
A sharp knife. Specifically a 10” French knife. Other items that deserve mention: stainless steel pans, food mill, stand mixer.
World ends tomorrow. Describe your last meal.
Hot dogs with mustard and relish. I can’t decided whether the buns would be toasted or steamed. Served with braised cabbage and a glass of whole milk.
Where do you eat out most frequently?
A collection of pizza places around the university. Notably Campus Pizza, Avenue Pizza, and the Garneau Pub.
Where’s the best place to eat in Edmonton?
It’s a toss up between Corso 32 and The Bauernschmaus.
If you weren’t limited by geography, where and what would you eat? Kevin Kossowan’s house. I would order pork, mushrooms, apple wine, and charcuterie from his cellar. Also I change my answer to the previous question to Kevin Kossowan’s house.
Allan blogs at Button Soup.