I'm a grad student making things happen on my own, trying to do interesting things with food that won't break the bank.
My favorite things to cook
Anything I've never tried before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving. The food alone makes it my favorite holiday. Especially the adventures with deep-frying a turkey.
My cooking triumphs
Making curry off the top of my head for the first time was tons of fun, as was my chicken with mango chutney on virtually no resources in Puerto Rico (even though it smoked a bit). On the other hand, any time anything baked goes well, it's a major accomplishment for me.
My cooking tragedies
Setting the oven on fire. Yeah, you know you've done it.