I learned the basics of cooking from my mother. She was a great southern cook. She taught me over the phone while I was away at college. I got tired of eating fast food and missed her cooking. I called for instructions and she walked me thru it.
My favorite things to cook
Southern/comfort foods with lots of flavor, especially garlic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fresh peas from the garden. My mothers famous meatloaf. My specialty is cajun jambalaya
My cooking triumphs
Jambalaya for sure
My cooking tragedies
Most things I experiment with or try to create. I'm definately a recipe kinda guy.