I am an artist, specializing in oils and portraiture. I enjoy most artistic endeavors and cooking certainly fits into that category.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes and especially enjoy trying new ethnic foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a gourmet cook and, years ago she and my father owned a small restaurant in the Catskill Mountains. Mother was Spanish and French and she and my father enjoyed entertaining friends in their home. She was known for her elaborate cocktail parties and especially the hors d'oeuvres she created. I inherited her passion for the same.
My cooking triumphs
Authentic Spanish Paella!!
My cooking tragedies
Since my mother was such a great cook, I had never even boiled an egg until after I married. My new husband, naturally, thought I could cook like she did...the first meals I prepared were all disastrous.