Have loved cooking since childhood. Though I bake a bit, baking's not really my thing; cooking is.
My favorite things to cook
Everything...my specialty is variety. Love all different kinds of cuisines and try them all - have a special interest in everyday "rustic" foods more than "haute cuisine." Always trying new recipes and have a vast collection on my computer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian food on Christmas Eve. Have also created the tradition in my own nuclear family of cooking holiday-related foods for any holiday that falls in a month, both secular / ethnic and religious (Christian). It keeps menus interesting.