I am a biomedical engineer, graduated from Michigan Tech, now doing my masters degree in Tampere, Finland. I have played violin for a long time, and like cooking, computers, travelling, etc...
My favorite things to cook
When I was younger a family friend took me under her wing with baking cookies, cakes, and pies. She taught me lots of tricks and great recipes. My mother taught me a great deal about cooking full healthy meals, as I helped cook for my grandparents at a young age. As an engineer, I enjoy trying different recipes... having lots of rewarding fun experimenting. Allrecipes is pretty much the best thing ever for a busy student.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None in particular.. I enjoy trying some recipes from my "national makeup"... trying different scandinavian and eastern european recipes.
My cooking triumphs
Maybe putting on a dinner party for 10 or so by myself?
My cooking tragedies
Some anchovy pasta... sounded like maybe a good recipe, but they don't seem to have salted anchovies in Finland.. it turned out super bland and tasted like funky fish. should have tasted them beforehand!