My favorite things to cook
Shrimp, lobster, crab, fried chicken, ribs, pasta
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter Sunday. My Hungarian grandmother emigrated to NYC and always followed her own traditions that were very similar to other eastern Europeans. Everything was cooked the night before (ham, kielbasa, hrutka, paska and Easter eggs) and put out on the table ready to be eaten the next morning. We would eat all day and it was a great time for the whole family to be together. Cooking all the food the day before is a tradition that goes back to the days when my grandmother was growing up in Hungary and they would take the food to church on Saturday for the priest to bless. It wouldn't be Easter without this tradition passed down from my grandmother.