I love global cuisine and learning about people's food traditions. I'm pretty adventurous in my eating, although I like things to be healthy. My family has a standing agreement that they'll try anything I cook and not complain, but if it's REALLY bad, I'll spring for pizza.
My favorite things to cook
quiche, cookies, bread, chicken and sauces, rice bowls.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the winter holidays because I grew up in a family full of great food traditions. We made sugar cookies and decorated them to TASTE good - chocolate chips, raisons, peanut butter, etc. We had fondue every Christmas eve - along with my dad's "Fon-dos and Fon-don'ts" lecture. And steamed carrot pudding for dessert with Christmas dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Grating 1/4 c of fresh ginger at Thanksgiving, when the host only had a teeny tiny zester.
My cooking tragedies
The one time we had to pull out the fire extinguisher - making home-made baked tortilla chips.