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Rachael S.


Rachael S.
 
Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Living In: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I'm an on-again off-again college student trying to balance work and my education. As I've gotten older (well, not that old. I'm only 22!), I've learned to appreciate the simple things is life like staying home to read a good book or trying out a new recipe. I learned to cook partly from my mother and partly from books. I tend to lean towards ethnic dishes, although some of my mother's comfort food recipes still hold their place in my heart.
My favorite things to cook
I tend to lean towards ethnic dishes , mostly Asian, although some of my mother's comfort food recipes still hold their place in my heart.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The first thing I learned to do in the kitchen was to chop mushrooms and roast a chicken. For a long while it was the only thing I could do. Specfically, it was a flattened chicken roasted over vegetables with a coat of butter on the skin to make it crispier.
My cooking triumphs
I recently branched out into some of the more esoteric (to me) Japanese dishes. I have a game I like to play: I go on the internet and find a recipe then try it out. The last time I did this, I tried out Chicken Donburi and it was surprisingly quick, easy, and tasty! Although, one of my room mates objected to the short-grain rice I used.
My cooking tragedies
Well, the defining tragedy of my cooking career came when I was about 11 and I was making brownies. I'd added the eggs too soon and when I went to melt the chocolate I managed to cook the eggs in the batter. I stirred and stirred and couldn't figure out why the lumps wouldn't go away until my mother came in to check on me and found the problem. She was madder than anything at the time, but now its funny.
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