I'm a 25 year old university student/entrepreneur, married to a brilliant photojournalist. Our "two children" are a Boston terrier and an orange tabby cat with a Greta Garbo complex. We love to host parties, try new foods, and dance the cha-cha. I spent some years in Hong Kong, and that's shaped my life greatly.
My favorite things to cook
Cantonese dishes, pastas, all types of things with goat cheese and roasted vegetables, desserts, and sushi (not that we cook it!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a family of non-chefs (my mother just heats up frozen things), but my husband is from Japan, and his family makes DELICIOUS meals, and I try my best to copy his mother's recipes here in Canada, with ingredients she mails to us from Kyoto. Husby used to work in a sushi restaurant, so he's got some mad knife skills.
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake, and prepare large feasts for my husband on special occasions. I don't want to brag, but my cheesecakes get stellar reviews.
My cooking tragedies
I'm overly curious, and I've tried far too many of those weird recipes other people shy away from. The results have been far from palatable.