Currently unemployed, I spend a lot of time researching food and foodstuffs, and keeping my working wife happy. I also ski, write novels, watch sport and get bored on a treadmill. Stumbled across this site on the 1st Feb. Seems pretty good.
My favorite things to cook
Roast Beef and the trimmings, Fish of various sorts, Soups, Stews, Casseroles, Stir Fry, Chicken Liver Parfait, Salmon Tartare, and on and on and on. Every August, I do a nine course meal for friends (12 of them) with appropriate wines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
My August meals.
My cooking tragedies
Placing my bare hand on a hot ceramic field on the stove.
Failed Yorkshire puddings when the gas went off in the middle of cooking a roast dinner.
Slicing the top of my finger off when slicing Courgettes (Zucchini) on a mandolin - thus inventing a new dish which I called "Raw meat with red courgettes"