I can eat and get accustomed to any kind of food. My husband however, is pretty turned off to experimentation. He's a Sephardic Jew, and enjoys most his mother's Morroccan cooking as long as the meat is skinless, boneless, and fatless. (Our dinner table sees mostly ground beef or chicken breast dishes.) So I've been trying to find recipes with a Sephardic or at least a Mediterranean origin to add variety. Even though he's content having me mimic his favorites using his mother's recipes, I would love to have just ONE dish come out better than hers:)
My favorite things to cook
I always like to try new things so I really don't have any favorites, unless you count baking. I'm a newbie when it comes to baking. But no matter the outcome, I looove the feeling of baking bread and cakes from scratch. What I love more is the feedback.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've just started my own family and we haven't yet worked anything out that've become tradition, but hopefully we'll be able to find something that we can call our own pretty soon.
My cooking triumphs
My mother-in-law has got alot of experience in the kitchen. 30+ years of cooking for family, plus happily paying customers have made her an expert. I've been looking forward to the day that my husband will like my meatballs more than hers. Until then, I can only boast about my PERFECT pancakes.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to bake a a chocolate cake out of scratch, I used a milkless, eggless recipe. My husband and I don't really like our cake too sweet so I didn't use as much sugar, and added more cocoa powder to the mix. The texture of the cake was perfect, but it tasted awful. I tried to add a sweet whipped topping to make it better, but the bitterness just ruined it. That was a waste of ingredients.