Born in California, now live in Spain with my husband and enjoying life!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! Nothing's off limits. I think the more difficult, the better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking together as a family was something I grew up with. I remember my parents looked like they were always having so much fun in the kitchen. It was something to look forward to. Now as an adult, I crack open a bottle of wine with my husband and spend half the day cooking and just enjoying each others company. Just like my parents!
My cooking triumphs
I have always enjoyed cooking, but it wasn't until my father got me a subscription to "Cooks Illustrated" (the best cooking magazine in the world!) that I really started looking in to the science of it all. I have learned a lot about the way food "works".
My cooking tragedies
I don't really have any tragedies. Typically, when I am entertaining, I will do test run of what I'm making first, so I can make the appropriate corrections for the "big meal". I have extremely high expectations of myself when it comes to cooking. With a little patience and practice I have gotten to the point that my husband and I often find it hard to enjoy restaurants because we usually just end up critical of their cooking!