Apr. 14, 2010 3:44 pm
Updated: May 29, 2010 7:49 pm
I am terrible at using leftovers. I don't know what it is, but zapping something older never seems as appealing as putting together something new, even if it's a dish I quite liked the first time around. I guess it's largely due to the fact that microwaving rarely leaves a dish with its…
I'm a 25-year-old editor in Marin County, CA with a boyfriend who can't smell and an old-fashioned Italian urge to use garlic in every dish.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking-- turning dough or batter into cakes, cookies, and breads is just awesome. I'm a bit of an asianaphile, so I make a lot of food from or inspired by Japan, China, Thailand, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother makes a hamburger stroganoff recipe that is to DIE for and I've never quite duplicated! I'm also very used to meals with side-dishes; one-dish deals usually aren't my thing.
My cooking triumphs
I invented my first successful recipe in January of 2010-- a Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.
My cooking tragedies
I've never had a huge cooking disaster-- I'm usually overcautious --but one time when I was little I tried to make tea in the microwave and set the handle of my dad's favorite tea kettle on fire.