I am a novice cook but willing try anything once, well except shellfish, cause it will kill me. hee.
Prefer to use local ingredients, have to support the local economy and generally it just tastes better.
My favorite things to cook
If it can be grilled...it will be.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cabbage rolls, secret family recipe and if you can't cook them, the family disowns you.
My cooking triumphs
I honestly cook the best roasted chicken.
My cooking tragedies
Lamb, not sure what I did, but it nearly required a fire extinguisher.