I'm a musician who also loves to cook and be creative in the kitchen. I live in Manhattan and while I love the city, I'm definitely looking forward to the day when I can have a kitchen big enough for all my cooking endeavors.
My favorite things to cook
Anything where I can learn a cooking method instead of just a recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is distinct in that we celebrate traditions from both Christian and Jewish holidays, so for me it's Latkes with applesauce, Charoset with matzoh, honey-baked ham on Christmas Eve, and my family's special "Creamed Eggs" recipe on Christmas morning.
My cooking triumphs
When I finally made a steak worth eating! It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally found a method that is quick and produces steak-house quality steaks at home. Pair it with a baked potato and some sauteed cremini mushrooms... Mmm!
My cooking tragedies
By far, it has to be the Crab and Pumpkin Soup I tried to make last fall. It looked like I had melted a whole box of orange crayons in a pot then tried to pass it off as food. It took forever to make, tasted terrible, and definitely goes down in history as a cooking tragedy!