I'm 32. I moved to Zurich, Switzerland at the end of September '07 with my little family of 3.
My favorite things to cook
I have a knack for fresh salads, homemade pasta sauces (nothing canned or jarred with anything -ever), and apple compote (for pies, etc.), and steak marinades.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Tamales with the women in my extended family. Making jam with my friends.
My cooking triumphs
Figuring out how to cook in Switzerland. It's not even remotely as simple as one would think. Between trying to figure out their names for things, where to get them, IF they even have it here in this country is a huge challenge and then the Oven is it's own seperate issue all together! We have to do some of our grocery shopping in Germany to get certain products that are not available here (ex: cheddar cheese, black beans, unflavoured buttermilk, etc.)
My cooking tragedies
Having my husband's friends over for dinner and being so nervous that I messed it up -ROYALY! Dinner wasn't cooked all the way through and desert was burned. Pizza anyone?