I'm a former vegetarian who married a meat-n-potatoes guy. I do most of the cooking for the two of us. I love to try new things in the kitchen and have been experimenting with Dutch cuisine lately.
My favorite things to cook
I have a strong love for Mexican food. I lived in southern Mexico for a few years and tried everything I could while I was there. I still can't make tortillas but I can whip up a mean pot of beans. I also worked at the world's best bakery for awhile and love to make bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom did most of the cooking for our family and she was a major health nut. I never knew that you could fry food at home until I left the house when I was 18. My husband encourages me out of the tofu! greens! attitude with his attitude of "butter makes it better."
My cooking triumphs
Egh. When everyone (and I'd settle for most) at the table are happy, I consider that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I have plenty! I hate bringing something (like a cake or a pan of uncut brownies) to a party/event that I can't taste beforehand to make sure I'm not poisoning everyone.