I started cooking for myself at a young age. People generally enjoy my cooking, but I still feel inexperienced because there are a thousand recipes I have yet to try. With the help of my chefie boyfriend I have learned several techniques and shortcuts which are of great benefit. I have become pretty comfortable making a variety of foods-realizing that recipes are meant to be played with, ingredients don't always have to be measured, and a grill is nothing to be afraid of.
My favorite things to cook
I love making yummy desserts and sauces. I also love making and serving Persian food-opening people's eyes and taste buds to other traditions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With mom. Basting the Thanksgiving turkey, making Christmas cookies, and learning how to make Persian food (including a perfect batch of rice with tadiq).
My cooking triumphs
I can't say that I am particularly proud of anything I have made-I take no credit for being able to follow a recipe. My own inventions tend to hit the spot, but I never take notes while I am cooking so those meals occur exactly that way only once, then they disappear into the memory as just another good meal~
My cooking tragedies
I turned on the wrong burner on the stove, and idiotically I had left a tupperware full of oil sitting on the stovetop... needless to say it was a complete disaster and I learned a lesson that day!