Right now I'm trying to experiment with Chinese recipes to get back to my roots. I can be quite a snob when it comes to "authentic" recipes, so I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time trying to get it just right!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that don't require thinking ahead. I especially like one-pot recipes that involve throwing everything into a pot, tasting every so often to adjust spices, and simmering until done. These types of recipes are very forgiving, very customizable and require minimal effort!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chinese hot pot! It's basically a fondue party with Chinese ingredients to dip into a broth.
My cooking triumphs
Successfully replicating an egg and tomato dish that was comfort food that I grew up on - it reminded me of home.
My cooking tragedies
I had made a batch of (Chinese) dumplings and froze them on a tray covered with plastic wrap. When I was ready to cook them, I set the tray on the stove while I set a pot of water to boil on another burner. After a while, I started to smell something burning - I had turned on the burner under the tray instead of the pot! I cooked the dumplings anyway, but I had to throw them away because they all tasted like melted plastic wrap.