I'm a painter and a writer, one of those liberal-queer-cultural-alternative-genderbending rebels that little kids stare at.
My favorite things to cook
Thai is the most fun, so fragrant and colorful. My chicken and dumplings are an all day affair because I get that stock cooked down so chicken-y rich, the dogs cry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Down-home soul food. I recently partnered with a vegetarian and have been re-learning to cook all over again. More conscious now of the high notes and low notes.
My cooking triumphs
I had several of my recipes chosen for "The Butch Cookbook" which is available on Amazon.com.
My cooking tragedies
Once I planned to grill shrimp for guests. I guess the shrimp had been frozen and unfrozen and re-frozen, but I was horrified to find they were a mushy mess. When I suggested we order a pizza, my guests were like "Don't be silly! It'll be fine!" Uh. If I ain't eating it, I surely ain't servin it! Gross.