I am of French & Spanish back ground,
and have been cooking since I was 12yrs
of age.Through the years of growing up
in New Orleans, La., I collected many
Cajun,Creole, Italian,Spanish and French recipes while shopping at the
French Market with my Mother every Saturday morning.My Mother would swap
recipes with other shoppers at the Market.She made friends with many of the other shoppers and often was invited to their home for dinner.I
was very fortunate to be able to learn
cooking from my Mother and her three
sisters who were also excellent cooks
and made many mouth- watering meals over a period of 55 years.I am fortunate to still have copies of the
recipes my Mother collected.
My favorite things to cook
Cajun, French, Spanish,Italian and other Creole dishes have always been my favorites to cook.I cook a lot of
Seafood , Chicken, Gumbos,Etouffes
and various Vegetable meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite Christmas Breakfast:
Garlic Shrimp wrapped in bacon,
Cajun scrambled eggs,Yellow Cheese
Grits,Beignets,and Sparkling Wine.
For Thanksgiving I always Cook a Cajun
Deep Fried Turkey and my wife Kathy
cooks all of the vegetables as side dishes.We usually have Friends over
for Thanksgiving Dinner and they always
rave over the Turkey.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking Chicken & Andouille Sausage
Gumbo and Cajun Potato Salad to feed
125 friends, or Boiling 300 lbs.of live
Crawfish, with corn on cob, onions,new
potatoes,and Andouille Sausage in same
pot to feed 50plus mouths.And drinking
a cold Bud Lite.
My cooking tragedies
Not having enough Chicken Stock on hand
and being 100 miles from a supply source. Now that's a bummer because
just plain water is a NO NO.