Cooking is my number one hobby. My other big hobby is reading. I like to read classic literature, note the delicious or interesting-sounding things in those books, and research and cook them myself. My wife and I love to hold dinner parties, though the activity exhausts us for a week. In my documentation on allrecipes.com I'll try to put together dinner plans like those we use.
My favorite things to cook
Pies from scratch, ice cream, breakfast dishes of every description, Southern favorites, Mexican and Italian food. The doctors say my blood is low in bad fat and high in the stuff they want, and I hope the docs are right. My cooking is high in butter and milkfat. Period. But oh so delicious.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Vicki and I like working in the kitchen together at a furious pace, even though many closets are larger than our kitchen. I often think about the well-off people with huge, customized kitchens, Viking stoves, every tool -- but they don't cook. We cook every single day.
My cooking triumphs
My vodka pie crust apple pie.
My cooking tragedies
When I do pie crust wrong!