I am from southern New Mexico, but don't much care for Mexican food or chile (though I like salsa and spicy foods). My biggest inspiration has been a local Italian restaurant and Alton Brown of Good Eats.
My favorite things to cook
Pizza, cookies, ice cream
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas, after opening presents, we cook and eat a great breakfast.
My cooking triumphs
I am great at pizza of various kinds
My cooking tragedies
Cannelloni. I just can't seem to get it right