German born, American raised and now living in Turkey. I have a chef for a mother who is my mentor and 3 vastly different cultures who are my muses.
Also the most handsome and patient taste tester who is willing to always try my slightly skewed Turkish foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking homestyle American and German foods, but being able to cook Turkish foods would be a goal of mine. I love making asian inspired dishes as well and I sure as heck can't beat making a batch of cookies.
My cooking triumphs
A Christmas dinner I made on the fly. A Turkey roullade, stuffed with mixed spinach, garlic, white wine, feta cheese and cranberries together. Coated the Turkey with butter and spices, rolled it all together and stabbed it before putting it in the oven. It was a great introduction for Christmas dinner in Turkey and my mother-in-law loved it.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make chocolate chip cookies in Turkey. It is almost always a fail.