I am a professional photographer and I've been married to my husband for 30 years...amazing to us both!
My favorite things to cook
"Winter Food" : stews, roasts, soups. Anything Italian (especially lasagne), Mexican, and Mediterranean dishes, some Polish recipes. I love exotic spices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Down home cooking. Since we live in a temperate climate, it is quite cold in the winter, so we need filling, warming foods to get us through the long winters here and supply energy for outside activities.
My cooking triumphs
When people ask me for recipes-which is difficult for more as I am a "none-measurement" type cook; you know, a pinch of that, a "palmful" of this, eyeball the amount, fill to cover, etc.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to bake bread...I once followed a recipe (at high altitude) for a wonderful whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds. It smelled wonderful and came out 2 inches high and must have weighed 10 lbs! My mom is the baker in the family. She communes with the little "yeasties"!