Started cooking for myself when I was young but then started cooking complicated recipes when I was 16. Both of my parents are chefs, as is my boyfriend. I have traveled internationally a lot and love ordering items off menus that I have no idea what they are. I lived in Germany for 2 years and developed a deep love of all things german- including doner. Travelling to Brazil was my first insight into tropical food. Japan made me love simplicity and flavor balance, something I am still trying to learn. Love food and good company.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that is a new recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma used to cook a lot of Mexican-American dishes like enchiladas and tamales. We have a family recipe for flour tortillas that has been passed down through the generations. My mother made lots of pies, scones and cheap foods when I was young. Poverty certainly makes lots of tasty meals.
My cooking triumphs
Made 17 pumpkin and apple pies for a University dinner with homemade crust and homemade fruit base.