20 Questions…for Charlie Secchia – Owner / Partner at SIBSCO; Vice Chair – Grand Rapids Downtown Market Board
“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy
Q1) What is your favorite dessert?
A1) Not a dessert guy.
Q2) What is your favorite ethnic cuisine (either to cook or dining out)?
A2) Ummmm, Italian obviously.
Q3) What is your signature dish for dinner parties?
A3) Pasta with clams.
Q4) Baking or grilling?
Q5) What is a perfect host / hostess beverage to give?
A5) Bubbles – ideally Prosecco.
Q6) What is the “must have” in your pantry?
A6) Extra virgin olive oil.
Q7) You can only have one of these items for the rest of your life…which do you choose: chocolate or cheese?
Q8) What is your favorite pizza topping?
Q9) How do you like your steak…rare, medium, well-done?
Q10) What is the fresh herb you can’t live without?
Q11) If you could have dinner with any person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A11) Marcus Aurelius.
Q12) Other than tortilla chips, what do you use salsa for?
A12) Slow cooking chicken to shred for tacos.
Q13) What is the most “exotic” food you’ve ever eaten?
A13) Garden snails, crickets.
Q14) What would you rather eat: fresh lobster on the pier in Maine, fresh shucked oysters in the Pacific Northwest or fresh crawfish on the Gulf in New Orleans?
A14) Lobster in Maine.
Q15) Which do you prefer: sparkling, tap or flavored water?
Q16) What is your favorite foodie movie or book?
A16) Fish and Shellfish by James Peterson.
Q17) Which celebrity chef would you most want to cook with?
A17) Aaron Sanchez.
Q18) Red, White, Rose or Sparkling?
Q19) What “family recipe” will you pass down to your children (or a younger family member)?
A19) Bison meatballs.
Q20) Stout, Porter, IPA or Lager?