I'm a student dentist in North Jersey, and love to cook even though time is currently sparse. I live with my husband and our two lovely furry four legged feline daughters. I enjoy reading Eastern literature, scenic walks, art museums, painting, charcoal, reading about evolution and genetics, and trying out the so-called "exotic" cuisines by Western standards (and trying to cook them!). Traveling to various areas of the world is certainly in my future agenda. Our version of an "awesome" night is hanging out at our cozy East-meets-West artsy apartment and cooking with friends or family.
My favorite things to cook
Indian!! My husband is from India, and the regions and spices offer countless dishes to try out. I also enjoy a variety of Asian dishes and Hungarian dishes (my mother's side is Hungarian). Due to our busy lives, meals must be quick, but I also mandate healthiness! But of course, the occasional baked bread or cookie never hurt anyone :)
Future goals of mine are to experiment with Turkish, Moroccan, and Japanese recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hungarian and German, with a hint of Irish here and there. Some staples growing up were potato pancakes, pierogies, chicken paprikash, Hungarian chicken and rice, and those delectable little Hungarian kefli cookies.