My name is Danii. I'm just a kid that enjoys art, travel, and cooking. I'm sixteen years old and my passion for gastronomic artistry has inspired me to test out of high school early and tackle culinary school. I've got my foot in the door of the industry and on the road to someday becoming a professional chef. But for now, cooking for the people I love and care for is more than enough.
My favorite things to cook
Baking! I'll bake all kinds of things: cakes, pastries, breads, etc. Whatever my family requests of me I'm always eager to prepare, but oftentimes I find myself jumping at the opportunity to shove a cake onto the table. I've also been making sushi for longer than anything else (surprisingly), and I never get tired of that either. I also find myself cooking anything that's been a hit in the family that I know they can't get enough of. I love to try new ingredients and flavours all the time, so I'm constantly browsing the web looking for something interesting to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have many traditions in our family involving cooking (except, of course, Thanksgiving - I did the whole meal this year). I'm trying to kick everyone into getting some good old-fashioned plum pudding and goose on the Christmas table and some buffalo burgers with homemade chilli during the summer. I hope to stir up a recipe that's good enough to someday become a tradition in my family.
My cooking triumphs
I'm not sure about this one. Other than having a few dishes become huge successes among my family and friends, I don't have any superb gratifications. I think the greatest achievements I've made are the smiles on people's faces that appear when they eat my food. I know there's nothing better to be proud of.
My cooking tragedies
We all have them. Forgetting the sugar in soufflés, having meringues fall flat, seeing the disgusted look on someone's face after taking one bite of food... I've been there!