Watchmaker for Baume & Mercier. Buying a house this month; finally looking forward to having a real kitchen again.
My favorite things to cook
Pannekoeken! See the recipe called German Baby. (Weird name, but easy and delicious.) I'm also very into Indian cuisine. I really like almost all ethnic cuisines and have done Chinese, Cajun, Japanese and Mexican. With more of all of 'em in the future!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Midwestern farmhand fare. Fuel for working in the fields. Bad deal when you're chained to a terminal in a call center. No wonder midwesterners are so fat. :( Great pies though.
I'm teaching myself German cooking and Indian cooking, and love curry.
My cooking triumphs
Pannekoeken! Those delicious dutch thangs cooked up in the oven, like a pancake only chewy. Add vegetables, meat, cheese, and it's an entree. Add fruit or ice cream and it's a dessert.
Also I have a sweet & sour chicken recipe that kicks on anything you'd get at a restaurant. The sauce calls for vinegar, honey, soy sauce and corn starch. It's SO GOOD! But it's a TON of work so I almost never do it. :/
My cooking tragedies
I almost always burn the first pancake. I've decided it's a sacrifice to the pancake gods. I've burned a pan out; very sad.