I love to cook, and lived in Thailand for a few years. That's where I learned the "art" of cooking. I really appreciate authentic Asian cooking.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being Dutch myself, I enjoy cooking a lot of Dutch recipes. One thing I find about a lot of them is they are usually simple and foolproof!
My cooking triumphs
Moving to Thailand just a year ago, I came without any knowledge of asian cooking. After cooking for just over two months, I often heared comments like "Did you buy this or actually cook it yourself?" Apparently they could not tell the difference. Also I have learned that with the Thai foods, presentation is everything. If it doesn't look pretty, they won't want to eat it. It is actually really enjoyable trying to cook in a way that will look nice when it is finished.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made a pizza crust I didn't use the yeast properly and it turned out flat and as hard as a rock. I think we just ate the toppings that time.