I'm 22 years old and I guess I'm just starting to learn to cook! I have made things from Asian curry to pumpkin pie before but I'm still really slow to learn. Having a site like this helps SO much instead of just "Joy of Cooking" the book, it's what I started with!
My favorite things to cook
I've always loved to bake sweets to share and give away as gifts (ever since I was a child). I'm going to start experimenting with meringues soon, inspired by this site. I'm just getting into teas too, I've never liked them before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have any, other than Thanksgiving. I think this year we might have a better alternative to my dad's cranberry relish from this site... we'll see!
My cooking triumphs
Trying vegan foods with my vegan friend. There are some delicious foods out there with soy that lead me into trying Asian/Indian cuisine. Very delicious and it's getting easier (yeah right!) to cook with spices now, haha.
My cooking tragedies
My mother's food dehydrator is the worst piece of junk! I would love to try to cook with dehydrated foods (like making fruit roll-ups from corn starch and dehydrated fruit, then dehydrating it again) but it's ridiculous what she does with that buzzing fan thing haha. The one she has in person is cheap.