Jan. 11, 2009 3:16 pm
Updated: Nov. 4, 2013 7:25 am
I made some scrambled eggs this morning, and
realized that I was using what I think may be the coolest piece of gear
in my kitchen: a cast-iron pan.
Yep—that one. The one my mom gave me when I got
my first kitchen. The one I’ve carried from place to place, despite how
much it weighs.…
I'm a refugee of the restaurant world, now working as a writer and editor. I don't cook anywhere near as much as I should at home anymore, but I still love to get behind the stove and make good food.
My favorite things to cook
Breakfast; Cajun Foods; Seafood; Anything on the grill; I love making salsa, or anything that requires me to improve my knife skills. And risotto. I love making risotto.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning; Happy Cocoa at any time during the winter.
My cooking triumphs
Catering several large parties; creating 2 or 3 signature dishes at restaurants where I've worked. At home, it's anytime I can create food that tastes like I want it too.
My cooking tragedies
Macaroni and Cheese. Honestly--I tried following a recipe that I knew was good and believe me, it wasn't when I made it. Still not sure what I did wrong.