I live in the French Alps, by way of London, New Mexico and New York.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake -- pastries, tarts, anything with puff pastry, especially.
I love trying new recipes; I'm vegetarian and always on the look-out for something healthy and flavourful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Favourite food tradition: roasting green chile in the autumn in New Mexico. The thought of this always makes me homesick for New Mexico that time of year. Another homesickness-trigger is posole, tamales and biscochitos at Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Biggest accomplishment: Making what I believe to be the perfect pie crust and combining it with an unbelieveable lemon filling recipe from Cordon Bleu for to-die-for tartlettes au citron.
I've also learned how to make unbelieveable soups from a Swiss-French friend and homemade ravioli from my grandmother.
I'm also pretty good at taking a basic recipe and making it vegetarian.
My cooking tragedies
My husband tells me I should write a book called "How'd THAT Happen?" because that's what I'm so often asking myself out loud when I'm cooking .... Luckily I am an optimist and always keep on trying!