What are your favorite food and cooking resources? Living in France there is so much to choose from. In Paris I was lucky enough to live next door to the fabulous market Davoli (on Rue Cler, in the 7th arrondissement) with an amazing abundance of sheer delights. The best foie gras, bread, green grocers, cheese stores—even the best ready-made Bolognese sauce I've ever tasted. Here in Medoc we are spoiled with choices—Oysters from Cap Ferret, seafood galore, delicacies from regions close by. And don't even get me started on the wine. In terms of chefs and foodwriters, I was lucky enough to meet and interview some of the best chefs in Paris. I would name chefs / restaurateurs Christian Constant and Yves Camdeborde as big influences. But personally I consider Stephane Jego of L'ami Jean as the finest chef in France. In my opinion, he is a genius! I also absolutely adore Nigel Slater, his cooking sensibilities, his approach to cooking and life. His "memoir" Toast, which was made into a film, fills me with emotions.