My favorite things to cook
homemade meatballs and homemade marinara, cheesecakes, seared mustard tuna over spinach, veal picata, chicken marsala, homemade paneer and ricotta
My favorite family cooking traditions
all Southern; fried chicken, corn bread, bean soups, biscuts and gravy. It'll kill ya but it was awesome.
My cooking triumphs
mastering Paula Deans Pumpkin cheesecake for the holidays
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make the Greek dish Saganaki (flaming cheese with brandy) to go with lamb and stuffed grape leaves and set fire to my ceiling in front of a horrified table of guests. I just kept shouting "Opa!!"