Californian, born in bred, I just got back from three years in Japan. I love cooking for friends and family, but hate cooking for myself. And I love cooking for my parrots!
My favorite things to cook
Roast duck, cookies, breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's Jewish cooking. Potato latkes blintzes and kugel!
My cooking triumphs
All my friends love my pineapple bread, and my chocolate covered strawberries. And my college roomies still talk about the apricot-glazed duck! The kiwi bread I made once was also really good.
My cooking tragedies
All the many cakes and cookies I burned in my little Japanese toaster oven before I learned that it ran a little hot, and the turkey I burnt last week.