Early employment included restaurant work. Something about that industry gets in the blood and never fades. For a few years I owned/operated a small Pizza/Pasta/Ribs place. It was by no means a large success, but let me wander in the commercial kitchen world. After a few years, the restaurant was a memory. Now I struggle to cook smaller portion - stay within my cookwares boundaries. :).
I enjoy watching and learning from other cooks. And, try things new to me whenever possible.
My favorite things to cook
I will say I am NOT a baker. Baking is restrictive - exact proportions, etc. Not as much room to wander.
Soups and stews come naturally to me. I am also drawn to "comfort" foods. Fortunately, these concoctions get great reviews.
I gladly accept inspiration from others' successes.
My cooking triumphs
Happy, full bellies.
My cooking tragedies
Happy to report no catastrophes. However, a flaw. If a recipe is known as quick and easy, it will take me twice the time to prepare as claimed.
I don't know why. It just does.