I am 18 and have been helping mum to cook since i was about 2 yrs old.
My favorite things to cook
Pavlova- it is so easy but everyone thinks it is hard and thinks you are wonderful for doing it.
My own versions of something that I have seen or eaten but don't have a recipe for or things with recipes which i don't feel like following. I usually modify recipes to suit me (or available ingredients).
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have large family get togethers at Christmas and New Year with tons of food and mum and I always do dessert- which is the most fun part.
My cooking triumphs
My first pineapple mousse turned out perfectly and my pavlovas are always good.
My cooking tragedies
No real tragedies but there have been some dishes which have turned out as planned or ending up changing into something else because the original failed and there have also been some biscuits only dad would eat.