I have a strong desire to eat well and to feed my loved ones. If possible, I'd like to continue my family's tradition of eating in the home and only resorting to fatty-fast foods in cases of extreme desperacy!
My favorite things to cook
Stir frys, pho, papaya salad, various pasta dishes, cookies, cake, and anything else involving frosting!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm not sure if it's a tradition, but just being in the kitchen with my parents as they cooked together and spoke about food as if it were art.. that's my favourite family memory associated with cooking. My parents were able to teach me a fusion of Asian and European methods because of their mixed backgrounds.
My cooking triumphs
Until I've mastered the perfect Peking Duck a l'orange, I don't really claim a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I'm miserable with anything that's too complicated and involves too many gadgets. I try to keep it down to a meat cleaver and chef's knife.