My mom didn't like me in the kitchen when I was little because her kitchen was sooo small. Consequently, I've had to learn a lot on my own. Watching the Food Network has taught me a lot.
I married a Lebanese man and have begun to tackle Lebanese dishes with a vengence. Happy to say that I'm doing quite well!
My favorite things to cook
Anything Lebanese. It's even better if it makes my husband tell me that this is just like his mothers...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom hated/hates to cook. She will take every cooking shortcut known and unknown to man. Therefore I don't really have any great cooking traditions.
When it comes to the basics (how to do a turkey, how to make sour milk), my mom is a fount of info.
My husband and I have started a tradition of roasting a duck every Christmas, which I look forward to carrying on yearly.
My cooking triumphs
I can now make better hummus than my mother in law...
My cooking tragedies
Thank God, not a lot to report here except for the fact that I tend to over steam veggies on a chronic basis.