56 years old. Have lived in India and Europe as a child, and had many great adventures and some mishaps. Have an eclectic palate. I embrace the Tofu, embrace the Big Mac. I have a very open mind about food and food snobs both intimidate me and annoy me. I'm a food hypocrite and proud of it.
My favorite things to cook
Very simple things using delicious ingredients. Love a dish called Eggs, Chiles, and Cheese. Which is like a custard of eggs flour and milk that are layered with chiles and Monterey jack cheese. OHH I'm walkin' with G-d when I eat this.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom cooked Craig Claiborne's Key West Pork Chops. MMMMMMM!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I really don't go in for intimidating cooking, although I did make Julia Child's Chinese Manicotti one Thanksgiving that I spent alone which required processing raw shrimp, white bread, and ground pork with various Chinese flavorings including star anise. Then I had to cook and stuff the manicotti. It was absolutely delicious! Although might make lasagna next time. I have ADD so keeping lots of balls in the air is a huge challenge for me.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make Lion's Head meatballs as good as the ones at Grand Shanghai in Saint Paul MN. These were terrible and I actually cooled them, put them in a plastic bag and carried them down two flights of stairs to the dumpster.