I am 43 years old. I was born in Southern California. Was raised by Italian grandparnets. At 14 years old I was sent to live with my parents. who moved around alot. I have lived in TX, GA, AZ and now in Birmingham, AL. Out of all the places I have lived I loved Tucson AZ. The Southwest.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all sorts of things. I can cook anything. But I love to cook grilled chicken or fish and veggies. and Indian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with Italian grandparents. My grandma mostly cooked old world, pheasant style Italian food. We never ate store bought bread, she made it from scrach every week. My brother and i would help her knead the dough. So I tend to take after her.
My cooking triumphs
Any thing i make that comes out wonderful.
My cooking tragedies
Apple butter. I tried to cook apple butter in a cast iron pot once. Did not realize that the acid from the apples would turn the Apple butter black with a metal taste. Wasted a half of a bushel of apples.