My favorite things to cook
Indian and Thai curries.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's pot roast. She serves it at almost every family gathering, and as good a cook as I am, I can't duplicate it, so I use an entirely different pot roast recipe (from Sheila Lukins).
My cooking tragedies
Back in 1968, when I was first married and learning to cook, I decided to make chili. Unfortunately, no one told me I had to soak the beans first. Ever had crunchy chili? We went out to eat.