My incredible mother taught me everything I needed to start cooking before I left home. I've taught myself the rest of the things I know by accident or experimenting, and I have learned plenty from the allrecipes website too.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook chicken, pork and fish mainly but I really like to try cooking things I've never eaten. I'm a very curious cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pasta dishes are a standard at my family's house, as well as Italian food in general.
My cooking triumphs
Making risotto! Ever since I started watching Hell's Kitchen I wanted to try it. I think Gordon would have been proud.
My cooking tragedies
Deserts are my worst, I always want to use fresh seasonal fruits and whatever I make usually doesn't turn out as I imagine. I often end up wishing I had eaten the fruit just on its own.