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Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Most people know a few things about cooking by the time they're adults. How to boil an egg? How to run a coffee pot? Not me... I grew up on Manhattan's West Side and by the time I hit twenty, I knew two things - how to make a reservation, and how to order. Imagine my surprise when I married, set up a home and couldn't afford to dine out every night? I learned to cook as a necessity. I also discovered a few things about myself in the process...
My favorite things to cook
I'll try everything once. My favorites --> Indian, Thai, Chicken any which way. I love (and have perfected) lemon-coconut cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We're Jewish and Russian through and through. I've resented our seeming lack of culinary heratige but now I'm starting to return to our roots - kugels, cholent, and challah making...My husband is South African/Middle Eastern also - I've loved learning all these yummy middle eastern foods.
My cooking triumphs
I made the most amazing chocolate ice cream once... Also Salmon cakes wrapped in dough with a homemade pesto sauce - pretty awesome. My favorite though? Curry and Burritos.
My cooking tragedies
I once had a dinner with 5 guests and served the most amazing grilled pineapple chicken - completely raw.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
There are a few things in life that you can always count on to be just right. This grilled cheese tops the list.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2007
Vegetable Curry
This was a great recipe that even my curry-wary husband loved. I made a few changes though. 1. Cut out the butter - indulgent and not needed. A touch of oil did the job. 2. I accidentally read the recipe backwards and doubled the tumeric and halved the curry. It was a wise mistake! It came out so yummy this way. We ate it in fresh whole wheat pita bread and loved it! It's also great as a cold snack.

57 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2007

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