I found years ago that I have a passion for cooking. It really came in 3 phases. 1st moving from home and missing certain things mom cooked. 2nd moving to a different part of the country and having to learn things I couldn't get here. 3nd, I found Emeril Lagasse and Alton Brown on the food network.
My favorite things to cook
Anything braised. Supreme de poulet, I have my own version to die for.
My favorite family cooking traditions
none, mom knows how to, but doesn't enjoy it.
My cooking triumphs
You do not want to enter an Iron Chef competition against me.
My cooking tragedies
There are a few, but I've learned to research first.