My favorite things to cook
Pasta, seafood, anything with at least 13 pounds of cheese, cookies at Christmas
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sicilian food...caponata, puttanesca...pretty much anything that has any or all of the following: capers, anchovies, squid, olives, fennel, eggplant, and so forth.
My cooking tragedies
Cassata cake. That was a very bad day.