I've been cooking since I was a kid and never tire of learning about it and trying new things.
My favorite things to cook
Italian is my go-to during the work week. I like the simplicity of sauteed chicken and veal recipes and accompany those with fresh vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in the South, so the heart of my family cooking is the classic dishes. There is a fair amount of technique involved, so authenticity takes practice. So much of the food is calorie dense, coming from an era of agricultural labor that was physical, so I don't go there often, but when I do it's a treat.
My cooking triumphs
I love to entertain, so I most value my ability to prepare handmade buffets for crowds and still be able to visit and be a gracious host.
My cooking tragedies
I like to slow cook many things. Forgetting about that pot on the back of the stove has caused more waste than all other things combined over the years.