People say I'm: Interesting, fun to be with, optimistic, stubborn, funny, helpful, ingtelligent, good listener, optimistic, realistic, goof friend, etc.
Viet Nam vet with the usual baggage but mine is now packed away.
Public health specialist & medical anthropologist have worked all over the globe, most recent work since 1988 in the former Soviet Union (now the CIS/NIS) & based out of Florida, Hamburg-Germany & Kyiv-Ukraine. Grew up with a Russian grandfather & learned the culture from the roots up.
International public health consultant & diabetes educator. Avid student of cooking & cuisines especially of the Slavs, Magyars, Scandics, Asian cultures, Cajun sub-culture, Creole sub-culture, Russian-Ukrainian, Kartvelian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese (all types),Native American & Hispanic cultures.
Photography has always been a passion as well as a tool for recording & studying my professional endeavors. Travel, history, hunting (with camera as well as weapons), fishing & camping
My favorite things to cook
Chili, Barbeque, Slavic cuisines, actually just about anything....!
My favorite family cooking traditions
German fried potatoes, skillet cornbread, collard greens, holuptsi. vareniky, borscht, etc.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies