I absolutely adore spending all day in the kitchen and trying out new recipes. I feel pretty confident with most Italian and Mexican food, and am now leaning towards learning more traditional French cuisine. I love making things from scratch- I figure if someone's grandmother had to do it, I should do it too!
My favorite things to cook
my grandmother's sunday gravy, various breads, most desserts, lasagna bolognese, short ribs and aligot potatoes, mexican food! reductions and sauces, homemade ketchup.
My cooking triumphs
i successfully rendered my own duck fat! also, i killed a lobster once.
My cooking tragedies
the cheesecake with so much zest in it it tasted like eating burnt hair.