I recently discovered Fuchsia Dunlop's Chinese cookbooks, and am trying to cook as much Chinese food as I can get away with!
I'll taste anything once.
I'm a big fan of ethnic grocery stores and I have the rather bad habit of buying things I don't know what are (esp. if I can't decipher the label.)
I don't like to eat fowl feet - not because of the taste, but they're incredibly hard to eat.
My favorite things to cook
Anything improvised. On the average night you'll find me foraging in the refrigerator, looking for inspiration.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eating skate on December 23 and pancakes on June 17. Stewed rutabaga. My grandma's plokkfiskur(stewed fish). Puffin! Ptarmigan! Sheep heads! Oh My!
My cooking triumphs
My brussels sprouts. Even people who (used to) hate brussels sprouts go for seconds.
My cooking tragedies
All those times when I forgot I had a pot on the stove .. until I smelled it.