I cook because it is the way of the soul, it connects us. While I'm not religious, I worked a church camp one summer, and my supervisor explained to us the reason that had to eat lunch with the kids (when we all wanted a break) was that eating a meal together is kind of like communion and sharing yourself with others. It helps to build a community amogst those with differences.
Ever since, I use every opportunity to get friends together and cook meals for them
My favorite things to cook
My gumbo is one of my favorite things to prepare. I love getting a buch of friends together and all crowding in the kitchen and haveing a great time. Fried chicken is moving up
My favorite family cooking traditions
Comming home to Indiana and smelling my mom's fried chicken all the way down the street. That or my neighbors ribs, you can smell those for blocks!
My cooking triumphs
Recreating my family's sweet potato pie.
My cooking tragedies
chocolate peanut butter cup cookies