I am twenty-something college student with tastes he can't afford. My only real option to cook for myself all the food I can't buy. That said, I really enjoy cooking (very explorative and rewarding).
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook exotic foods with unusual but savory flavor combinations. Complexity is what I look for in a new dish. I like spicy curries, complex Italian sauces (with citrus and wines), and spicy (hot) Chinese stir-fries.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have no traditions and I have a very broad palate, but I'd say Italian food is my favorite to cook. It never disappoints me or my company.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean curry and citrus white wine Alfredo (mostly thanks to this great site).
My cooking tragedies
I am terrible at cooking anything resembling a pastry. Not because I burn them, I just have no sense in selecting recipes that I like. I am not much into sweets.