I'm a live-to-eat kind of person. The only thing that saves me from being big as a house is poring over recipes and creating fabulous meals, savoring every nuance rather than consuming and being consumed by food.
My favorite things to cook
Simple, easy to make, out of this world dishes without a lot of expensive obscure ingredients. Oh ... also low fat, low calorie and healthy. It's quite the challenge but then I love a challenge.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, if it wasn't fried my mother didn't make it. Ever heard of fried cabbage?
My cooking triumphs
Wild goose with hunter sauce roasted in a wood-burning cook stove served one Thanksgiving about 10 years ago. Took over 5 hours and was worth every one of them.
My cooking tragedies
Never put an aluminum pan on high! Imagine almost setting the kitchen on fire boiling rice!