"One cannot love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf
My favorite things to cook
Anything elaborate or show-stopping. (Think French Laundry cookbook.) Things people have never eaten, or even heard of. Any food my kids will eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father's shoe-leather-like liver and onions - yummmm. Iceberg-lettuce-and-tomato-wedge-salads. Coming home from school one afternoon to find live lobsters in the bathtub (a gift from my Rhode Island grandparents). I was the one kid in the family who would eat anything once.
My cooking triumphs
Along with my husband-to-be, sister and a friend, I catered my own wedding reception -- appetizers to dessert -- for 82 people.
My cooking tragedies
I barely got to eat a thing at my own reception...thank goodness I've saved all the recipes for an anniversary party!