I like to cook because I love to eat. I feel good when I feed other people. Food=love.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking stews, gumbos, soups, chilis, and curries, pretty much one-pot dishes using whatever meats and vegetables I have on hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am a quarter japanese so I grew up frying tempura and eating yellow curry and sushi. We make fried gyoza as a family because it is a pain to stuff and fold it without help. The kids love it!
My cooking triumphs
My best feat thus far was my brined turkey and gruyere potatoes I made last year. I adapted two recipes by winging it and changing around some ingredients. I grilled the turkey and it turned out AMAZING, with a dark mahogany color and it was so juicy!
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I made was a complete experiment. I had gotten my first food processor and threw some spinach in there and the consistency was really screwed up, so I added some garlic and some egg and flour and tried to make a spinach crust for a quiche. Ugh. It was absolutely disgusting.