i suppose the most relevant thing about me food-wise is that i'm a vegetarian who likes easy, cheap, healthy, delicious things to cook for my boyfriend and i. i'm not a food snob (gasp frozen peas!) but i like nice cheese. i'm not an expert, but i'm completely open minded about what i eat as long as there are lots of vegetables and the thing fits into my categories up top.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my family is russian, so my vegetarianism is a tragedy for my mother. but i love russian home food, especially "olivier" (russian potato salad), "ikra" (eggplant spread), vegetable-based borscht (although i have yet to make this on my own), vinigrette (also haven't made), and a cabbage/beet/onion/carrot ragu-style thing that i don't know the name for. my most-missed russian food is herring under a blanket/in a fur coat.