I arrived in Canada about a year ago and I am still trying to get used to a new style of cooking, to the new ingredients and to the new food culture. I am glad to be able to say that every day is a new page in my cookbook, sort of saying. And I really enjoy it!
My favorite things to cook
:) That's a tough one! I like to cook. Period. Usually I cook everything that appeals in a way or another to me or to my husband or to my friends. If I never cooked it before, it's even more interesting! And of course, I am most comfortable with the dishes from my country (which are really great and tasty!).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls) and cozonac (some sort of panettone, I guess), made by mom for Christmas. My brother and I always trying to convince her to allow us to have a piece of the panettone before Christmas day and mom never giving in to us, and the smell of the stuffed cabbage rolls about two days before Christmas...
My cooking triumphs
Mom was the one always making the cabbage rolls back home, I never had the courage. And when I cooked them here, a little while after our arrival, I thought of it as of a real triumph, because until then I was sort of scared by the amount of work that goes into them. But now that I cook something new almost every day... I don't know... I promise I'll share with you!
My cooking tragedies
No notable ones.