Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor, green Martian child and my family's flying saucer accidentally crash-landed here on Earth. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' up there in Baltimore, Havah Nagila, when my mama said, "Gurutrang Singh, it's your birthday, and it's time you knew. You're not our natural-born child. You were left on our doorstep...but we raised you
like you were one of us. I said, "You mean I'm going to stay this color?" And my mama said, " But I'd love you if you were the color of a baboon's bum-bum ." And that's how it all happened!
My favorite things to cook
Boy, I hope everybody's good and hungry. I know I am. I like corn bread-bagel-chapatis, with curried collard green, tsimmas, gefilte tofu and steamed crabapples.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Asleep at the stove!
My cooking triumphs
I managed to tick off the King of Mars when they came back and got me.
My cooking tragedies
At the age of 8, while my parents were at a Baltimore Colts football game one Sunday, I mixed everything up I could find in the refrigerator and kitchen and bathroom cabinets in a big bowl and baked it. It blew up ours and the two next door neighbors homes. My parents were ticked off too!