I'm a professional cook always looking for better ways to cook at home. Cooking professionally is not the same as getting a meal done well at home.
My favorite things to cook
Cajun, Italian, anything with pork in it, and finding good ways to make dishes for my vegetarian wife.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's cornbread stuffing at Thanksgiving. We make it together the night before, and it is just the best. And Mimosas on any holiday morning.
My cooking triumphs
Professionally, getting a good review for a menu I created. At home? Catering our own end of summer party using only farmer's market ingredients.
My cooking tragedies
Rice. I don't know how many times I've made what could be a great dish, but completely messed up the rice to go along with it.