I am a linguist, teach at a university. I have a little boy.
My favorite things to cook
Various ethnic cuisines, as healthy and non-fattening as possible. Preserves, esp. pickles and home-made liqueurs (gifts). Baking for the boys.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Self-taught cook (from books--now about 500) as I grew up without a mother. I have mixed parentage and have lived in many countries so these have influenced my palate. I like to experiment with new flavours and new ingredients.