I am an international PhD student in the US. I grew up in the Mediterranean learning how to cook from one of the best cooks I know, my mom (and i am not saying that just because she is my mom.) Growing up in a country with a very diverse culinary background, living in the US for over 4 year and living with my Asian boyfriend has made me realize how much I love world foods and mixing spices and ingredients I had never thought would go together. I hate anything that comes in a box and will make everything from scratch!
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean food, seafood, pies (phylo-dough pies, not the american ones), cakes, bread, asian (mostly vietnamese).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the phylo-dough myself for Baklava and I love savory pies. My mom taught me the secret to wine sauces and gravy which I always make for New Years eve!
My cooking triumphs
Baklava, chocolate cake for my best friends birthday which was liked a lot even from dessert-hating boyfriend.
My cooking tragedies
I have not had any tragedies yet, but i have had my fair share of disappointments!!!