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My favorite things to cook
Ethnic peasant food and homey foods that remind me of my New England childhood. I especially love asian and latin american foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas I make Peanut Brittle and Date Nut Chews from my mom's old recipes. Those oldies always get the best reviews.
My mom makes the most incredible apple strudel EVER. You can't buy anything like it. I hope to have the patience and skill to do that myself one day.
I still cook a version of slovak "kluskis", which has been passed down for several generations. Its basically potato dumplings in fried cabbage and onions. It's my comfort food now.
My cooking tragedies
I grew up making cream puffs, but when I tried to make them in South Florida they came out soggy and "flat" somehow. I made them for a party of Cubans that I was trying to impress. Oh well. I blame the humidity here. I haven't tried to make them again.