My mother is the ultimate cook, one of those talents who understands the fundamentals of food so well that cookbooks are superfluous and compliments abundant. My school lunchbox was always a thing of envy from my classmates. She instilled in me a love for cooking and it's creativity and my hope is that one day I will be half the cook that she is.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking anything that offers some creativity, whether in ingredients or presentation. I especially enjoy baking, as it brings back fond memories of my childhood kitchen and the mistakes and successes I had learning from my mother.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to light a candle while I cook. It makes the experience more of an event!
My cooking triumphs
For my sister's third anniversary, I threw a surprise outdoor evening garden party for about 20 guests. I spent the entire day before cooking main courses and dessert for everyone and it was a huge success!
My cooking tragedies
I once, as a child, made oatmeal cookies and forgot the flour. My father said it was the best granola he ever tasted. He lied.