I'm a California boy in Manchuria. I teach here and I love it. After a year of eating out at cheap Chinese resturants, I got tired of the same food everyday and decided to start cooking again. Now I make dinner every night for my girlfriend Gala (Vladivostok) and I and any friends that stop by.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta and sauces from scratch...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a darn good cook. She made more or less traditional American food. She always used fresh ingriedients so no matter what she made it was good.
My cooking triumphs
Almost everyday is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I made a terrible mushroom cream sauce a few weeks ago. My Russian friends loved it, but I thought it was too thick. I never have any reall tragedies though... if I make a mistake, it's usually not a big deal.