I am a twenty year old college student studying anthropology, dance, and creative writing. I love cooking because it is a way to relax and a way to make people happy. My father is the one who does all the cooking in my family and he and I have very different tastes in food. Consequently, I never really knew how to cook before college. I am self taught and love experimenting. I love living on my own and having my own kitchen. I have 2 roomates, on from Afghanistan and one from Punjab. I have learned a lot from them as well, like how to like onions and cauliflower!
My favorite things to cook
I always have beans on hand to fry or put in a burrito. I really enjoying baking cakes and cookies. My latest kick is apple pie with a splash of whiskey. I cook anything I can get my guniea pig (boyfriend) to try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family makes something we call "German Spaghetti." It is spaghetti with sharp cheddar cheese, onions, and bacon. Legend has it my great-grandmother invented it one day she had nothing to cook so combined all the ingredients. She was German so this is how it got its name. This is the first thing you learn to make in my family; simple and delicious.