I'm 22 and just beginning culinary school but I've been cooking and baking since I was a kid. I'm very passionate about baking and cake decorating and I attribute this love to my mom, she taught me the basics and got me started. Since then I've read (more like studied actually, ha) countless cookbooks and watched more cooking shows than probably anything else on tv and now I'm trying to become a professional pastry chef. Yep, I'm having fun working in a professional kitchen and getting bossed around by a crazy chef haha.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Italian and Mexican cuisine. And I really love preparing fresh vegetables. Love, love vegetables. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking with my mom and sister during the holidays. We do tons of cookies for christmas and lots of pies for thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
I always feel like I've made some sort of triumph when I've made someone happy with my food or desserts. But to be more specific, on two separate occasions I've had large rooms full of people applaud at my cakes. Yep. :)
My cooking tragedies
Um, I don't know. I don't remember specific incidents (must have blocked them from my memory, haha) but I know I've definitely ended up in tears on a few occasions.