- What’s the most important single ingredient in trail mix?
I really appreciate the raisins and M&Ms, but I am always disappointed if my trail mix doesn’t have cashews. Their absence makes a trail mix completely uninteresting to me.
- What’s the most important single topping in a taco?
Although cheese is my favorite, it’s the cold, fresh, ripe tomatoes that make a taco sing to me. Give me extra tomatoes and make them extra juicy, and even overripe if you have them that way.
- What’s the coolest instrument in an orchestra?
One of the reasons the violin and cello get all the love is that they’re super sensual. They’re played with a musician’s whole body, and since musical talent is already super sexy, when someone really talented and female plays either instrument, it’s among the hottest things on the planet. I hate to be boring, but I have to say violin.
- What’s your favorite animal at the zoo?
Usually the polar bears, if the zoo has polar bears. I don’t think ours does. So, I know this is a little weird, but I’m drawn to the bird cages. I really enjoy looking at all the plumages and beaks and stuff. I think the Honolulu Zoo has an admirable and fascinating collection of birds. I saw my first Major Mitchell’s cockatoo there.
- Which are the best pieces in a sampler box of chocolates?
Milk chocolate pieces with thin, crunchy things in them, like thin layers of toffee, or peanut brittle. I like the nougat pieces too. The worst are the fruit-filled ones. And while I do enjoy the taste of caramel, I don’t enjoy all the chewing one must do.