I went to school for Hospitality Management(USC). As part of my curriculum, I took 4 years of cooking classes and ran a restaurant on campus.
My favorite things to cook
I do not eat red meat or pork, but my son & husband do. We tend to eat a lot of vegetables, soups, chicken and pasta dishes. I love Italian, Mexican, and Asian foods. Baking is not my forte.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have so many! I love cooking for my friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays when I take the extra time to make more time consuming dishes. I rarely bake except for these times, so making cakes & cookies and decorating them is a lot of fun!
My cooking triumphs
I have cooked for 2 and for 500. It's always a triumph to see a smile on someone's face after you have nourished their body & soul. Food is a requirement for life, but also a social and enjoyable way to bring people together.
My cooking tragedies
I am a terrible baker. I've destroyed souffles, pies, tarts, you name it. I also burn the bread every time I broil it. I have also undercooked a pork chop or 2. Bluck!!