I'm a 54 yr. old guy with the heart of a 16 yr. old ( ask me to show it to you some time...I keep it in my desk for easy access ). I'm the Undergraduate Administrator for Mathematics at Princeton University here in (surprisingly) Princeton, NJ. I'm in love with Christ, my wife Judith, the outdoors, music, science fiction and (here's another shocker) food!
My favorite things to cook
Having lived in the Southwest for a time, I learned to love the food: the reliance on simple fresh ingredients; poblano chiles, corn and flour tortillas, sopapillas (mmmmm...). I do a lot of Indian cooking, especially with spinach and the various kinds of flat breads (naan, roti, etc.) I'm also crazy about homemade soups and breads. But my greatest strength is turning a bunch of leftovers into something new and exciting. I HATE the idea of ham and pineapple on pizza!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is German, so I picked up a lot of good potato ideas. But we had a pretty eclectic range.
My cooking triumphs
I can take a disparate group of seemingly mis-matched leftovers or pieces of this and that and turn them into something new and exciting.
My cooking tragedies
I can take a disparate group of seemingly mis-matched leftovers or pieces of this and that and turn them into something even my dog won't eat.