I've been here six years, and I'm now officially British, yet I still cook with a melange of US and UK recipes and measuring apparatus. With no discernible skill, aptitude, or understanding of the metric system.
Cause I like to keep things lively?
The more likely answer is that I just don't care; I've never aspired to any level of domestic excellence. Except perhaps in terms of the equipment, but in that I am adamantly opposed to conspicuous consumption. My kingdom for a logo free mixing bowl!
Tonight is the first Anti-Domestic Dinner Party, featuring guests who are either vegan or gluten free. I am not yet defeated (or even tempted to serve raw garlic and a handful of beans).