I'm a writing teacher who loves his wife and spends too much time with his dog.
My favorite things to cook
I love all the chopping, simmering, and improvisation involved in preparing a nice tomato sauce. I like cooking foods that fill the house with wonderful smells.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I miss my Mom's elaborate Easter dinners of lamb and ham and calamari, calzone and stuffed artichoke and lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
Last year's Christmas duck, prepared in the Polish style. My beef, veal, and chorizo meatloaf. My beer gravy.
My cooking tragedies
Fudge. Too many dried up roasts to remember. The first lamb-chop I cooked, which was sick-smelling and dog-leash tough.