Mmm...South Indian foood! I can't tell you why I love to cook so much. I started with pies and cookies at age nine, full meals at age 12,  and breads and pastries in my teens. Although I have had no formal education, my kitchen was a laboratory in my teenage years; my father caught me one afternoon aborting a "failed project" in the dry creek bed behind the house. I can taste and smell subtle nuances and replicate recipes effortlessly; all my life I have read cookbooks "for fun," tasti...

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