Grew up in waay South Mississippi - food heavily influenced by Cajun and slow cooking methods. I believe that less is more as long as the dish explodes in your mouth and brings you close to ecstacy. That's the simple truth.
My favorite things to cook
Gumbo, Bread pudding, Steak, Crawfish dishes, Thai, Vietnamese dishes, chicken and dumplings, mmmmm.... omeletes, fried eggs, and home made salsas. Ahhhhh.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gumbo, Smoked Turkey, Grilled Lamb, Crawfish, Fried Catfish, Venison dishes, jerky of all sorts.
My cooking triumphs
BBQ'd ribs (with my own dry rub) from a wild boar that I shot and butchered. They were large with not a lot of meat between ribs - but stupid delicious!
My cooking tragedies
Cuban Soup using Chorizo - left the wrapper on the sausage. Tasted like a mouthful of trashbags... Bleah!