I'm 22, I live in sunny San Diego, and I love to cook. My grandma started teaching me when I was 8, so I have quite a few years of practice behind me, but I'm always looking for new challenges! Not only that, but I love to eat - I'll try anything once, and I attempt to recreate dishes that I've eaten dining out.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking dishes that look impressive. I know, I know, it's kind of vain to want to impress, but let's be honest, we ultimately cook to please other people...
My cooking triumphs
I made duck a l'orange for Christmas dinner when I was 13, and I have yet to taste a better version than my own. I also cook a mean roast turkey for Thanksgiving every year!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked Thanksgiving for my family (I think I was 16), I used a bag at my mother's suggestion. The turkey was bland, dry, and no amount of gravy could salvage it. I wanted to hide under a rock for ruining Thanksgiving! Since then, I've banned bags from my kitchen.