My favorite things to cook
chicken with mole sauce, watercress tart with walnut crust, homemade pizza, soups, stews, anything with lamb in it, anything barbecued, middle eastern sweets, anything with rosewater, homemade pita bread, muhammara, enchiladas verdes
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't serve traditional thanksgiving dishes because no one likes turkey. Instead, everyone gets to request a dish, and we end up with an interesting feast.
My cooking triumphs
A triumph is any meal that can please everyone in the family. The following three meals fit this description: chicken with mole sauce, homemade pizza, shepherd's pie (made the traditional way with lamb)
My cooking tragedies
beef stew in the crockpot--shoe leather, anyone?