I was born and raised in Houston, TX. Besides Texas, I have lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New York. I've visited every U.S. state, most of Europe, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, and some of South America... So I have had extensive taste experiences throughout my life, which is partially why I love to cook. The other reason is, of course, my mom. She used to prepare a home cooked meal almost every day when I was growing up... I always admired her cooking and aspired to be as good as she was in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking just about everything... I guess I particularly enjoy cooking things that look like art when they are completed... I eat with my eyes almost as much as with my mouth!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from Texas, southern foods of course!
My cooking triumphs
Everytime I complete serving a meal where everything falls into place as planned... Taste, time, appearance...
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list... I don't think you can become a great cook unless you have made some big mistakes in the kitchen... And learned from them...