I'm just a guy who likes to cook as a hobby. I watch a lot of cooking reality TV (my favorite has to be Top Chef) and I like to dabble in trying different recipes and tweaking them to my own tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I am a big fan of pasta dishes, so I have tried on occasion to experiment with those. I also like doing some baking on the side as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am heavily influenced by my father, who has always been in the kitchen since I was little. He like to cook Chinese and Italian dishes, so a bit of that has rubbed off on me.
My cooking triumphs
Once was when I managed to cook a double-layer cake with frosting. It was quite excellent (although quite fattening at the same time).
Another was when I made the best homemade bacon cheeseburgers by adapting my own little recipe. That was a great day....
My cooking tragedies
I do not know if you would consider it "cooking" really, but when I was eight, I took the leftover kernels from the popcorn bag and threw them in a plastic bowl, put them in the microwave, and hit the popcorn setting again, in hopes to grabbing some extra popcorn. Needless to say, the plastic bowl melted and it was a lesson that I would not ever forget.