I lived in Baja for 5 years and learned authentic Mexican cooking. Back here in the states and am learning to pair foods with different wines as a wine consultant.
My favorite things to cook
Anything at all. I love working with food. It doesn't talk back (Unless it's spicy!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Drinking wine while fixing dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Catered a birthday party for 70 adults, including wine. It was a big hit!
My cooking tragedies
When I first learned how to cook at 18, no one told me to take the wrapped package out of a whole chicken. I cooked it whole, and served it with carving utensils. Wrapped gizzards and all.