Grew up traveling the globe & eating everything in sight. Started cooking at 10 years old. My father was a terrific self-taught cook, plus since he grew up on a farm in MA., I learned preserves, jams, & conserves from him. He was a US Diplomat.
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean - Lebanon to Cadiz, Italian, French (Provence), Indian, Irani, Chinese, Spanish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family life revolves around the kitchen!
My cooking triumphs
My first apple pie (age 10), learning to make Pelau, Chelou & Ta-di the right way... too many to list!
My cooking tragedies
Pastries - sometimes they come out well, sometimes they are a disaster!