Well, when I was 12 I decided to become a vegetarian, so I've been cooking for myself ever since. I love to cook so much, and since people compare cooking to chemistry I got interested in chemistry. I'm now interested in teaching high school science.
I decided to cut high fructose corn syrup from my diet (harder than you might think!) and so I taught myself to make my own bread.
I'm also very excited to start exploring different ethnic cuisine. And I was inspired by a book to start baking miniature deserts.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy baking, especially breads. I love trying new foods, thought my favorite foods are adaptations of my mom's recipes I grew up eating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Home made from scratch red spaghetti sauce simmered in a slow cooker all day long with home-made noodles. (I've added home-baked bread to this)
Rum cake aged for two weeks during christmas time.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching myself how to make bread. Perfecting my navratan korma
My cooking tragedies
Promising to bake cinnamonrolls for a large group, and under-cooking the recipe!