I cook to eat!! (Don't you?) I love to experiment with flavor and I'm a stickler for presentation. Greatest cooking influence was my dad who nevers stops experimenting and wouldn't let up on me until I had rice down pat!;) My favourite accomplishment: helping my cousins bake peach-pricot pie:D
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecake!! Desserts of all kinds!! And chicken anyway anyday!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We call our kitchen the office;) My whole family are sets of "food jugglers". We are each others' guinea pigs.
My cooking triumphs
A recipe for Junior's cheese cake that came out great! My cousins couldn't get enough of it. (Junior's is a famous restaurant in Brooklyn,NY.) I got the recipe at the library. They actually had published a book with the recipe in it.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a whole Indian style meal for my step-mom's birthday. It was ok, but I didn't get to really complete the meal like I wanted. I only managed two dishes.