I became deeply interested in wine starting about 4 years ago when my husband and I traveled to Napa Valley on our honeymoon. As we visited many of the gorgeous wineries such as Sterling, Clos du Val, and Chateau Montelena, I found myself responding to the scenery and wine in a profound way. My affinity for great wine only grew during our 2008 trip to Paris, leading me to a serious interest in wine and food.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything with five stars on allrecipes.com :-) Anything with cheese or chocolate is a big hit with la familia.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have three days of special Christmas dinners at our house: December 23, latkes; December 24, lasagne; December 25, traditional turkey and trimmings.
My cooking triumphs
I made a beef bourguignon that would have made Julia proud.
My cooking tragedies
Tough steak and undercooked potatoes.