My favorite things to cook
Recipes with lots of flavor and spice! I think I own every spice known to man (slight exaggeration) so it is fun when I get the opportunity to use them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making gyoza. My mom taught me, her mom taught her, and so on and so on.
My cooking triumphs
I'm always pretty proud of myself when I cook a great steak. Crisp and caramelized on the outside and a perfect medium rare on the inside.
My cooking tragedies
I made a recipe for dinner that called for chipotles in adobo. It was the first time I used them so I had no concept of what was an appropriate amount in a recipe. So when the recipe called for one canned chipotle, I somehow interpreted that as "one can of chipotles". Needless to say, dinner that night was hard to stomach.