I'm a 30-year-old journalist from Pakistan. My job takes up a lot of time but I love baking and cooking. Sometimes when I've had a really stressful day at work, I find that baking a batch of cookies or a bunch of cupcakes is just what I need to make my troubles go away!
My favorite things to cook
Cupcakes, cookies, pies and cheesecake, Middle-Eastern and Italian inspired dishes, playing around with cuisine from different parts of the world.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fruitcake and all manner of cookies for Christmas. My mum and I (and some friends) do the baking together and I just love the craziness that ensues.
My cooking triumphs
I've had a few - I can do a great Mousakka (from the Middle East), a very decent chicken chassuer (from France) and I recently experimented very successfully with Khao Soi (from Burma).
My cooking tragedies
Far too many to recount!