I have been sitting on this YAWYE for much too long, so the answers are from earlier this fall. Apologies, Emil. This is a Stockholm entry, but he usually lives in Brooklyn, so it’s the perfect transitional YAWYE.
Neighborhood: Vasastan, Stockholm/Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Relationship status: Practically married
What did you eat today?
I have the swine flu, so only one orange and one piece of Swedish sourdough bread, Rallarhalvor, my favorite. Also some milk. Looking at a bag of cheese doodles now. [Got this YAWYE from Emil right after I got back from Sweden, so he probs doesn't have swine flu anymore. --Ed.]
What do you never eat?
Surströmming – Swedish fermented fish. Also, the Chinese answer to surströmming – stinky tofu. Never again.
Complete this sentence: In my refrigerator, you can always find:
In my temporary fridge in Vasastan, you’ll find mostly wine and ginger root. In my Brooklyn-fridge you will always find kimchi, and Coop-produce going bad.
What is your favorite kitchen item? I like any grill pan.
Where do you eat out most frequently? In NY, I probably go to Grand Sichuan (any branch) the most. Taro Sushi and a great mexican place called Chavella’s. In Stockholm, a place called Dragon House in Hornstull, and hopefully I will be going a lot to a new place called Djuret. Amazing prices on wine there.
World ends tomorrow. What would you like for your last meal?
One oyster and champagne. Eric Ripert brought that. Then I would actually like to repeat my first meal at Momofuku Ko (have you guys ever heard of this little place?), with wines chosen by my friend and wine consultant, Johan. Then I would like a couple of each of the fruits that grew in my garden when I grew up. Strawberries, currants, raspberries, etc. Apples. Blueberries from the forest. Then I would like a cake of some kind. My girlfriend brought that. Whiskey after that. Then I would drink Burgundy wines until my heart stopped.