I retired 3 years ago and have been indulging my lifelong interest in food preparation ever since. The lesson I’ve learned is that we call it the ‘Culinary ARTS’ for very good reason. From making and smoking sausage to bread making to Asian .....? There is no end to the learning curve.
My wife and I are both fairly accomplished cooks but frequently have serious differences of opinion.
So I’ve taken a much more relaxed approach but only after having a second kitchen built, in the basement. It was cheaper than a divorce and is closer to the freezers and smoker.
My favorite things to cook
Asian, Bread, (all varieties from Naan to Hoagie buns.) Lean sausage products, smoking such things as paprika, salt, cheese, nuts, rice, pasta etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was English - enough said!
My cooking triumphs
Legendary Asian results along with some very nice breads and the overall fave - smoked turkey.
My cooking tragedies
There is only room for 1000 characters so I won't even start.