I have been cooking since I was about 10 yrs old. I started out baking, and then got a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine. That changed everything, and I was off and running.
My favorite things to cook
I look for any recipe that has a weird ingredient in it.Right away I'm curious to know what it tastes like. I have found some wonderful recipes this way.I say to myself it has to be good, it's in a cookbook!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is Scotish, and makes killer shortbread. My dad is German,and have made German dishes for him that remind him of his childhood in Berlin
My cooking triumphs
Anything that comes out better than I expected is a triumph in my eyes.
My cooking tragedies
My dad was in the hospital so I decided to make him a loaf of cinnamon bread from a bread machine. I had never made bread before.The aroma wafting from that machine was incredible. As the timer went off, I lifted the lid, and noticed the cup of flour sitting on the counter.Inside, was total mush....I still haven't made another loaf of bread.