Bar, Restaurant, Food Service, Food Manufacturing, and Farm and Gardening Professional for 30 years.
Currently working in the Dairy Products Manufacturing Industry.
My favorite things to cook
Indian, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean. Eastern European. Southern. UK/Irish. Love funky seafood. Octopus and Squid, Mussels, Blind Robins, Smelt, Eels, Hana Katsuo, Smoked Chubs, Bullheads, Frog legs, Turtle. Anything smoked or pickled.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eastern European, Silesian to Ukrainian. Southern.
My cooking triumphs
Simple Cassoulet. Brunswick Stew. Balti Cauliflower. Fantastic Pierogi. Chorizo Stew. Finnan Haddie and Potato Soup.
My cooking tragedies
Everything I bake. I always overwork the dough, even Pie Crusts, don't know why. Best to leave it to the experts (or the bread machine,sadly).