I'm 22 and live In North Pole Alaska. I LOVE to cook and bake. I did a semester of culinary school and fell in love with the art, although where i live, the school was horrible. I enjoy photography, welding, and hot rods/rat rods, pretty much anything in the shop, anything rockabilly and 50s. I recently adopted some not so friendly gastrointestinal problems that REALLY limit what i can eat. So i'm on here to learn how to cook new things that I will be able to eat.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE (but rarely can eat because of health issues) ITALIAN. Love it. I also love good fatty warm confort food. Slow cooker meals, anything with fresh herbs and onion, sometimes garlic, depends on my stomach that day, i love fruit and green vegatables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I cant think of any traditions with my family, except my moms gravy and stuffing at thanksgiving, i love it, and everytime i smell carrot, onion and celery togather it makes me think of her. I love to cook and entertain. i would be happy it i lived in a house with one bedroom and the rest of the house was the kitchen, where i could serve drinks and food, and listen to blues and jazz. The kitchen i think, is the heart of your home.
My cooking triumphs
i make a wicked good speghetti from all raw ingrediants, and a bomb boston cream pie... neither of which i can eat anymore due to illness and food allergies, but i still make them and watch everyone else enjoy them.
My cooking tragedies
Stuffing. I've made it 4 times, its either soggy, dry as bread, or soggy on the inside and burnt on the outside. i struggled and struggled with gravy, and finally managed to figure that out just recently. I think the biggest problem is I cant eat a lot of things i used to, so i'm trying to re-learn different things i can eat, and often get frusterated because i miss eating good food, and if i do eat the things i used to... i will be in pain for several several hours after, and sometimes that will follow into the next day. So ive just decided to learn new things to cook, that my body can handle.