I am a former very busy Asst. Director of a Hospital billing office - currently on disability. Cooking is one of the hobbies that is keeping me sane at the moment. I have collected cookbooks for about 20 years (I have more than 200)and have recently discovered online cooking sites. What fun!
My favorite things to cook
Italian everything - not just pasta. The Italian way of cooking and handling all kinds of food. Mexican, Indian, and Southern or Homestyle are also favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not really any to speak of. I learned to cook very young because my mother didn't cook very well and didn't like it.
My cooking triumphs
Full Italian meals from perfect appetizers to pasta, meat and dessert. Authentic as I can get them Mexican meals. Indian meals. Indian appetizers as a meal (Samosas, Indian meatballs, tandoori shrimp, etc.) My husband and some of our friends beg for that one!
My cooking tragedies
Im a harsh critic of all my work but I can't think of anything that's really failed in a long time. Almost 40 years of experience pays off!