I grew up in the kitchen watching the women in my family make these incredible goodies; grandma's lefsa, chifon cakes, etc... My first job was in a restaurant at 14 and by 20 I was baking professionally and at 28 I implemented a bread program for the restaurant I managed...
My favorite things to cook
hands down, rustic breads...but really any baked goods and now in Hungary, I am learning traditional baking methods from my mother-in-law.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Potato lefsa is a Norwegion tradition, which because of the labor involved only gets made at the holidays. It's a beautiful sweet "tortilla" layered with butter, sugar and cinnamon...
My cooking triumphs
Baking 6 variations of bread for 400 guests in about six hours. Without ruining any of it!