I'm a student of Linguistics and Translation in English and Japanese at the Universidad de Santiago in Chile. I'm Chilean, but I learnt English when I was very little so I speak it well. I have many friends from abroad and they constantly teach me new recipes from their countries. I now know how to cook some Mexican, Japanese, Korean, German and, of course, Chilean food and I plan to keep on learning more in the future.
My favorite things to cook
I like to learn about the cuisine from other countries, but my favourite recipes are the ones from my own, Chile. My favourite things to cook are Pastel de Choclo, Sopaipillas, Humitas, Cazuela de Ave and Alfajores con manjar.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is really good at cooking Chilean cuisine, so everything I mentioned before sums up my favourite family cooking traditions. My dad is also very good at cooking, but his' is more like fusion and he constantly invents fabulous new dishes (maybe it has to do with the fact that he's a food engineer...)
My cooking triumphs
I've had some. For example, two months ago my German friend Marion asked me to cook for his German friends that had just arrived to Chile for a week. I decided to cook a Pastel de Choclo and it seems I did fine, because they really liked it and wanted me to give them the recipe, which I did.
I also made some sushi for my Chilean friends a couple of months ago and they loved it, because I added some ingredients to it that made it have a true Chilean feel to it.
My cooking tragedies
When I was about twelve, I tried to make a really simple syrup. I don't remembet exactly what did I want it for, but the point is I totally forgot about it and I realized a couple of minutes later that it was all flames!! my kitchen got an ugly black stain in the ceiling and my parents got really mad at me...