My favorite things to cook
Anything that didn't start in America. I love to see how other cultures use food to express themselves. I also love finding the weirdest ingredients. At one point in time everyone who looked in my pantry asked where I was from originally? When i have always been form LA.
My cooking triumphs
For a romantic meal for two i did a taste around the world. It was fairly cheap (except wine) and very easy. It was a whole lot of fun too. I started with a Japanese shitake soup, Middle Eastern cheese puffs (the dog even ran off with one!), French style mussels with white wine, and a South African milk tart. Pair with a white and red wine it was the best i ever did! Got all the recipes from the web site too!!!
My cooking tragedies
When I was 15 or 16 i was making brownies while the parents were away. Well instead of grabbing the vegetable oil i grabbed the vinegar. Tasted like chocolate covered lemons... i still cooked it and made my little brother eat one. I was pretty funny.