I'm a PhD student but I love to make time for cooking. It gives me a nice, focused task and I prefer eating at home to eating out.
My favorite things to cook
Potatoes, cauliflower, rice, anything with chiles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm from a Texan/New Mexican family so our food is often simple and spicy. Beans, corn bread, potatoes, chile. That's how we do.
My cooking triumphs
The best thing I ever made was a flourless chocolate cake. It was SO GOOD.
My cooking tragedies
I had to bake my own birthday cake and it got stuck in the pan. I bought cupcakes and told everyone I tripped and dropped the original cake.