Well, I'm a 21 year old bachelor with room mates and we would starve if one of us hadn't learned to cook, I picked it up 2 years ago with freezer stuff, and ready made kits, and am getting more comfortable with my concoctions by the day...
I'm also a graphic artist for a local screen-printing shop. Other than that I enjoy the occasional tattoo or piercing and the other oddball stuff I get into.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy wilderness cooking over an open flame more than anything, I guess that's comparable to grilling. I'm also fond of southern family recipes and the occasional home-made garbage pizza. Chili is high on the list as well specially in the fall and winter times.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I guess would be my father's side of the family's brand of southern homestyle cooking. Also my grandmother's Native American influenced cooking would be fun to take on one day.
My cooking triumphs
having never had a meal turned away as unedible is a big deal on my scale. No formal awards or anything of the nature, but I was much happier to pick up as quickly as I did without much training or anything. Also it's nice to be able to cook in less than admirable circumstances such as camping trips or with a short kitchen
My cooking tragedies
Thankfully none to speak of (yet). I always fear one though, which I guess in turn makes me pay special attention as to not have a tragedy