I am a 29-year-old graduate student who loves food, particularly learning what foods exemplify various regions and cultures. I enjoy recipes that allow me to cook entirely from scratch. If the recipe cannot be made from the large collection of staples in my pantry, then I'm not interested.
My favorite things to cook
There is nothing better than baking bread. I also love to try recipes from various regions of the United States, as well as classic recipes from various world cultures. My cookbooks are sorted by region!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom used to make home-baked bread when I was toddler, and I think these early impressions probably shaped my love for bread.
I also love how, when I was growing up, our family always baked one blueberry pie, one pumpkin pie, and one apple pie for Thanksgiving.