Busy girl in NY who has limited free time, but loves to entertain and cook for others!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite recipes are fresh, easy, and beautiful to look at! Presentation is half of cooking as far as I'm concerned.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother creates the most elegant, beautiful meals for every holiday or occasion -- and makes it look easy!
My cooking triumphs
Several dinner parties for lots of friends -- it's always a triumph if people request leftovers to bring home!
My cooking tragedies
When I first started learning to cook (as a vegetarian who occasionally cheats), I was so scared of giving my guests food poisoning every time I cooked meat! As a consequence, the chicken and fish that I cooked was always either dried out or charred on the bottom! Fortunately, I bought a meat thermometer, and now everything is moist and delicious!