I'm a simple person, with simple tastes who's lived all over the world, and tasted wonderful things all over the world. I love simple, fragrant dishes the best. It doesn't matter from where on earth such dishes come from, I love them. I love for beautiful ingredients to speak for themselves.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE experimenting with Meemaw's biscuits. I'm hard pressed to follow any recipe exactly (I just don't see the fun in it!) but I LOVE getting ideas from other people. I also love experimenting with various things I've learned in other ladies' kitchen around the globe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, SouTHERN! Biscuits, baked mac and cheese, greens, fried chicken, cornbread in a hot iron skillet, oooh... but OTHER granny was Dutch-Indonesian. So lots of eastern food, and some Dutch treats....
My cooking triumphs
My very own special gumbo which is never the same twice. Really, either I muck it up horribly or get it sublimely perfect, nothing in between... that's pretty much the same with everything.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list! See "my cooking triumphs"