I'm a chemist by trade, an amateur cook and gardener as a hobby.
My favorite things to cook
Soup, bread, pizza, Middle Eastern/Asian cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandfather was a baker by trade, my grandmother was an amateur mycologist.
My cooking triumphs
Perfecting stock. It's the base of so many other things...
My cooking tragedies
Meatloaf--or as I call it, meatlump.