I'm a business professional who loves to try recipes at home when I can find the time. I enjoy cooking and learning more and more techniques to get better. A lot changed recently when I was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and haven't been able to eat for more than four months. despite not eating, I'm still learning and using some down time to cook new items for family.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything if it sounds good. But I have to admit that I'm afraid to bake or work with dough.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With my mother born and raised in Germany, I'm a big fan of schnitzel and spaetzle.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean coriander crusted pork loin, stuffed with apricots and pine nuts.
My cooking tragedies
I invited a friend to dinner in my tiny NYC apartment for stuffed Cornish hens. I forgot to cover them with foil and juices, fat splattered all over my oven and smoked terribly. We had to open all the windows even though it was the middle of winter. Despite needing gas masks and blankets the hens tasted quite good!