Blue collar mass transit rail worker in Boston. 21 year AF vet so I've been around the country and some far off lands. Always made it a point to sample the local fare.
My favorite things to cook
Most anything southern, western, bbq or spanish/mexican. Do like italian too, just not that big on pasta and tomato.
My favorite family cooking traditions
"scratch cooking". Making a pie? Gotta make the crust first, home made bread & cookies, home canning of vegetables, and jams-jellies
My cooking triumphs
My one time shot at prime rib. Came out well, but cost prohibitive
My cooking tragedies