I am married to a culinarian who currently works in the field and is teaching me how to cook. So far my "training" is pulling off as I am cooking delicious dinners more and more and even make dishes just for myself.
No more microwaved box food for me!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is Italian so I grew up eating traditional Italian dishes. One Thanksgiving tradition we had was to eat turkey and the fixings for lunch and then an Italian dish like manicotti for dinner.
My father is Polish, German, and Siberian Russian and my grandma made dishes from each country. My favorite she used to make is golabki, AKA stuffed cabbage, which is Polish.
For Easter we had Polish sausage for breakfast which my dad would buy from a Polish market.
My cooking triumphs
A triumph is anything that my husband gets seconds of :)
My cooking tragedies
One cooking tragedy was four years ago when I was first getting into cooking. I went ambitious and decided to make eggplant casserole for my husband (then boyfriend) & our two roommates who were also friends.
It was bad enough that one of them didn't like red sauce, but I ended up under-cooking some of the eggplant and turning others into mush.
Let's just say it was quiet and awkward around the dinner table while everyone was forced to eat it.
After that I stopped cooking for a while and only now am picking it back up again.