I'm a scientist living in North Carolina who lives for every meal. I wish I could eat my way through every country...like Anthony Bourdain.
My favorite things to cook
Saucy dishes, Indian, Thai, Salmon
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mommie-Baby-Mish-Mosh (macaroni, ground beef, tomatoes, corn, spices, etc)...every family has their version of this dish.
Another tradition on my husbands side is Cretons which is a French-Canadian pork spread that I was just recently introduced to by my mother-in-law...yummy!
My cooking triumphs
I wouldn't necessarily call it a triumph but my husband loves my simple Indian curry dishes. I make it a little different each time. My husband is also quite the cook and makes a mean fish stew.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make a simple cake from scratch. It came out hard as a rock and wasn't even edible. Needless to say, I've shied away from baked goods since. Perhaps it's time for me to give it another try...