I am becoming a fairly good cook. I would love to cook the way my mother cooked. I am interested in starting my own small family restaurant.
My favorite things to cook
Soups and salads. I enjoy cooking chicken on the grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster stuffing, banana nut bread and cakes.
My cooking triumphs
Getting all the foods for a thanksgiving feast on the table at the same time.
My cooking tragedies
Started smoking a turkey at midnight. It was extremely cold and the smoker wouldn't come up to temperature. I kept adding more and more charcoal and wood chips. I fell asleep, woke up to the smoker being over 500 degrees. I opened up the smoker and found a 22 lb. bird that looked like a black basketball. When I touched it with a fork, it hissed at me and deflated like a balloon losing air. Bought a fresh bird that morning and baked in the oven. Thanksgiving saved.