I love grocery stores, especially ethnic ones. When things are busy it's hard to find time to cook, but I manage. I love my kitchen helper boyfriend, it makes things go faster and is good quality time with him. It's nice because growing up, my mother was a control freak in the kitchen, so now it is my turn to be the boss!
My favorite things to cook
Pastas, pizza, noodles, fried rice, curries, stews, couscous, cookies. I cook vegetarian at home because it's cheap, healthy and easy. Maybe I'll start cooking with meat someday. We'll see.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, frying up anything was always a big deal. Wontons, spring rolls, you name it. Mom would make the filling, the kids would do the wrapping, and dad would man the fryer. I haven't done it since I live on my own now, it doesn't feel right if my parents aren't there.
My cooking triumphs
The first time i successfully got the pizza off the pizza peel and onto the stone!
My cooking tragedies
The time i tried to convert a casserole to be vegetarian and it turned out very very ... badly.