I live in Southern, CA with my wife of 15 yrs and our 2 kids. You can see more at www.fillyourbelly.com
My favorite things to cook
Short ribs, any Italian or Mexican (I love chile peppers), Pork shank(osso buco), salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom taught me about using different herbs and spices when I was young. She worked 2 jobs, so she taught us to cook at an early age.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I was hired to cook a dinner party. Everything went great and was hired to cook for another party.
My cooking tragedies
I'm always making up new recipes and using my family as guinea pigs. Too many tragedies to mention.