I've spent several (and perhaps, too many) years in the restaurant industry. In my time there, I've picked up a good deal of useful information on honing my craft. While I love cooking, I really can't see myself doing it as a profession. I just cook for myself, family and friends.
My favorite things to cook
I love making barbecued/grilled foods. And just cooking something new and having it turn out at least halfway decent.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We never really had any.
My cooking triumphs
Preparing all-around delicious food for my neighbor and I's cookouts
Making a pretty authentic-tasting chicken tikka on the first attempt
My cooking tragedies
I've had innumerable slow-cooker mishaps.