I buy as much local food as possible. I think low-fat dairy products are a travesty. I'll still never say no to junk food. I write about it all at http://gezellig-girl.com.
My favorite things to cook
Filipino adobo, yeast breads, perfectly roast chicken. I like the challenge of making something with whatever came home with me from the Greenmarket that day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother made the best lasagna in the world. I'll spend the rest of my life trying to duplicate it.
My cooking triumphs
Every loaf of bread I make. It continues to amaze me.
My cooking tragedies
Anything involving vegetarian "meat" products. Wow. That stuff was bad.