I'm an organist/choirmaster & am currently serving as the music director at the Episcopal Church of The Saviour in Hanford, CA.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, sourdough bread, and grilling. I make cheesecakes for gifts. When I give one of them to someone, it's like they just got a fifty-dollar bill. It's fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a long line of farming people. Seems like all the ladies were great cooks. The men, not so much.
My cooking triumphs
People love my sourdough bread, and cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
Not a cooking tragedy per se, but the worst kitchen mess I ever had was breaking a quart bottle of balsamic vinegar. I dropped the bottle on a tiled counter, and it literally exploded - on the ceiling, floors, me - you name it. The aftermath looked like something right out of a scene from one of The Godfather movies.