I live in washington with my husband and new son. I recently lived in algeria and started to learn about arab and mediterranean cooking, which i love for its ease, flavors, and healthy aspects.
My favorite things to cook
olive soup, kefta, fish in fresh tomato sauce, etc i love fresh ingredients
My favorite family cooking traditions
crab cioppino, lewis style. there is nothing as delicious in the world, and the only foodlike tradition in our family. a big pot of soup of crab legs is slow cooked all day, and then we all sit around with juice running down our arms, cracking tomatoey crab legs and slurping up the soup. anyone who can comfortably join in this tradition is family.
My cooking triumphs
i married a muslim and he requires halal meat, which is expensive, hard to come by, and rarely fresh in our town. i have to find a different way to cook eggs fish and cheese every night so we dont go crazy.
My cooking tragedies
anyone who becomes good must be willing to make mistakes.