I'm a father of two wonderful children trying to foster the principles of slow food and simple elegance. I am a part-time writer, sometimes repairman, eclectic engineer, burgeoning chef seeking to expand my bag of tricks, and a good friend.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with lamb, bison burgers, various pork roast incarnations, vegetarian lasagna, various bean soups (thanks mom), and I'm attempting to create the perfect shrimp scampi to begin my plan of world domination!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents both are veteran slow-cooker masters. I've attempted to copy some of their success. Also, I don't believe in cooking in a quiet kitchen. There must be music to help make the magick.
My cooking triumphs
My first ever brine herb rub turkey breast was incredible. No idea what I was doing, but I followed my soul and it took me to a wonderful place. Before that, it was making poisson flambe with fennel sauce for my mom when I was 13.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make a fantastic marinara sauce for a date, I added a bit too much sugar to cut the acidity of the sauce and ended up with something only her dog enjoyed.