I've taken a few cooking courses throughout Europe over the last five years, and am currently a culinary management student. Generally, I come up with my own recipies based on what's in the cupboard, but they have to please a picky 16 year old and satisfy the dietary concerns of a mother who can't eat a number of foods.
My favorite things to cook
Asian fusion type food, desserts, pastas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies with a group of people around the kitchen table, arguiung about stuffing for a turkey with family members.