My name is Hiba Taha Usmani. I was born in Lahore, Pakistan. I have lived in Ireland (Dublin, Balinsloe, Mullingar, Tralee and Cork) and England (Chingford and London) for 10 years!!!! Now, for the past 6 years, I've been living in Lahore!!!!! I am sixteen and an taking my O Levels!!!!! I have several hobbies (listed above) and cooking is probably in the top five....or actually top three!!!! :) I am a very good cook and I even took cooking as a proper O Level Subject, and will be taking it's exam this year!!!!! Wish me luck!!! :)
My favorite things to cook
Pakistani Food, including:
Western Food, including:
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Kung Pa Chicken
Egg Fried Noodles
Egg Fried Rice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is an excellent cook, and every male and child admires her cooking, and every woman envies it!!! She always adds something to her dishes which make them different and delightful, as well as moist, creamy and digestible!!!! She has taught me many of the ways to make food delicious, and how to make it presentable!!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I have been given compliments all the time on my cooking.
I have the pride of being the only person in the family to be willing to take the O Level Cooking Exam.
I topped my cooking exam five times.
I took part in a child gourmet contest, which I won 3rd Place.
I cooked for several events in school.
I and my friend were the first people of our school to reach the 5th round on a national coking competition.
I won top prize for best food presentation.
My cooking tragedies
I was in charge of a bake sale, and was to make a cold cake!!!! On my first attempt, I burnt the cake, but I was OK!!!! So I made it again!!!! This time, I forgot to add the butter, and the sugar just charred!!! Next time, I triumphantly completed the cake, but forgot the biscuits!!!! I had to take the cake out of the freezer, tear off the foil and just put in the crushed biscuits!!! I left the cake in the freezer over night, but forgot to turn it on again from behind!!!!! The next morning, it was all a mush!!!! So I made it all over again, and hoped it would freeze in school!!!! It didn't!!!! :(