I love to cook. I cook WITHOUT pretension and WITH love. I enjoy cooking for friends and family the most, but I firmly believe in cooking for one's own self at home. Alone. Eating well by yourself is infinitely better than eating badly in a crowd. If it's "good enough" for company, it is indeed good enough for you. Thank you.
My favorite things to cook
I love food. I think that "gourmet" is something that is overrated and underrated at the same time. There is no room for pretense whatsoever where food, and it's preparation, is concerned. I enjoy a velvety soft bit of champagne infused cheese as much as I enjoy a cheap hot dog slathered with dollar store yellow mustard. And, in my opinion, one should take gentle care when preparing both, whether for guests or not. Personally, I love Indian food. It is indeed my favorite. And, being from Texas, I enjoy "Tex-Mex" and all of the pomp and circumstance that the serving of said true T/M cuisine entails. I think the blend of the two is very exciting and palatable...and when I cook at home, you might very well be served a conglomeration of both...with a little bit of love and pride served as a side.
My cooking triumphs
I make a rockin' Paella. Seriously. It will knock your socks off. I use this to recipe to seduce people. Ha!
My cooking tragedies
Baking, pastry, sweets. Nada. I do alright, I can make a decent pie in a pinch...but not my forte or my favorite...*sigh*.