I work for a major consumer packaged goods corporation. I love food (in moderation, as I am an endurance runner!). I love trying time-intensive recipes that are a labor of love.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Italian, roasted veggies (they're so much better that way!), marinated steak, anything with cheese! I could live on appetizers. 9 times out of 10 I'll choose savory over sweet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making special Christmas cookies with my mom, sister, and aunts.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook fish without being afraid! Learning to experiment with food instead of worrying about screwing up and everything going to waste.
My cooking tragedies
Soggy fish, undercooked chicken, overcooked beef, burned asparagus, sinking cakes. Disastrous cookies. Rock hard fudge.