My favorite things to cook
Love strong flavors, surprising combinations, making trendy new tastes without spending too much on ingredients. Working on incorporating more very nutrient-dense foods without sacrificing taste.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking has really gone in a direction that has little or nothing to do with my family, but I have to praise my late grandmother's Southwest style barbecue beef. Can't easily be made right without mail-order chilies (demands chiltepins) but incredible.
My cooking tragedies
Well, there was a notorious Thanksgiving where I did a pecan pie 100 degrees too hot. . . .