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JH Jill


JH Jill
 
Home Town: Fullerton, California, USA
Living In: Queens, New York, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I have lived in different parts of the U.S., as well as Spain, Germany, and Sicily and lived with people from every continent but Australia, learning a lot about their cuisines. I have over 100 cookbooks and am somewhat addicted to the Food Network but I get lazy about cooking and often make quick stir fries or omelets, grill meats Argentine style, or end up ordering in from the many cuisines of my diverse neighborhood.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes for all kinds of food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I really enjoy the German food of my heritage, but I also love the Mexican dishes I learned to enjoy in California and in traveling in Mexico. I spent years cooking Persian food with my first husband. All of these cuisines are underrated and misunderstood.
My cooking triumphs
There have been many. In Madrid, my friends requested my carrot cake with such frequency that I used to put them in an assembly line to grate carrots and chop nuts and pineapple since it was a lot of work — but worth it. Lately, I found a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake that a young Chinese boy and a Nepali man dreamt about that night.
My cooking tragedies
Two memorable ones: When I first went to Spain I got a recipe off a matchbook for a cod and garbanzo stew. Unfortunately, the matchbook assumed that one would know to soak the salt cod first. When I was first married, I made an elaborate West African peanut stew from a Time-Life cookbook. We hated the taste of the sauce. Since we were poor, we washed off the chicken and hard-boiled eggs and tried to eat them but ended up just eating the plantains, peanuts, and avocado side dishes. I will never live this down.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
Made it just as it is, except that I had a bunch of old finger bananas so I used five. It turned out perfectly.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2013
Amazing Italian Lemon Butter Chicken
I found the lemon and butter content of the dish to be fine, if you use salted butter, and if you let the sauce boil with the cream until it thickens, you should not have trouble with it separating. What I would do is use more pasta and vegetables and less chicken.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2011
 
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