To say the least, my styles of cooking are eclectic: My dad's side of the family is Mennonite (immigrated to Canada from Russia, but originally from somewhere in Western Europe), while my mom's is from the Midwest (originally Irish and Belgian). My boyfriend and his family moved to Canada from Laos, so I have been picking up a number of their culinary traditions.
Having spent a few years as a vegan, I guess one could say that I am sort of a pro in that area.
I also have a real affinity for Caribbean fare.
My favorite things to cook
Shrimp tacos, Caribbean rice, dhal,cholé, chili, tom yam
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting together at my parents' farm in summer, and having barbeques; Pho night at my boyfriend's parents' house.
My cooking triumphs
I don't buy any bread, as I have mastered making it.
My cooking tragedies
When we first moved into our apartment, I made the error of leaving a pot of lentil stew on the stove before checking how quickly it heated up... As it turns out, it heats up ridiculously fast, and we had to serve scorched food to a guest. I will never live that down.