I started cooking when I was 10 years old, I cooked dinner every night form my family until I left for college.... I learned to cook by watching Julia and Graham Kerr on PBS. I was fortunate enough to have Graham come to Seattle to give a talk a few years ago. Wonderful man and his wife is awesome..love them. My favorite movie: Babette's Feast.
My favorite things to cook
I am not a person who follows recipes. I am the kind of gal that opens up the cupboards and starts throwing things together. I do use recipes for reference and ideas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas Eve, my entire family and many friends come to my home to share a Norwegian dinner. Most of the time it's seafood of some sort but NEVER lutefisk.
My cooking triumphs
I once owned a pub, and loved cooking lunches and dinners for my customers.... feeding folks is such a joy.
My cooking tragedies
I can't bake a pie to save my life, and pie is my favorite dessert, so sad. Honestly, baking is too technical.