Most of my cooking skills were learned whilst living in Kenya. The diversity of people and cultures was uniquely reflected in foods. Fruits and vegetables were had from the fresh markets, which along with providing us the necessities for life, were full of living colour. I marveled at how spices and grains were milled on a daily basis.
My favorite things to cook
Being vegetarian, but NOT of Asian origin, we have a passion for Indian Vegetarian food. In as far as there are a multitude of different Indian communities within Indian, and Africa for that matter, there are also a variety of Indian cuisines. I am still in the learning process as there is so much to learn and experience.
My favorite family cooking traditions
HHHmmm ... can't think of any.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook in the first place ! My friend who was a master chef taught me how to use spices to achieve not only flavour dynamics, but also what aided in digestion and promoted various health / bodily functions.
My cooking tragedies