Well im 27 and ive been baking since i was about 6. Basic brownies, cakes, and other simple things. My family is italian and always cooking so naturally i learned how to cook. In highschool i was haveing friends of for dinner nights for various pastas and desserts. When i hit 18 and lived on my own i started trying out tons of new things and different styles of food.
My favorite things to cook
Bread pudding, creme brule, banannas foster, lasagna, pulled pork, fried/steamed dumplings, BBQ ribs, anything Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making gravy with the neck bones, homemade meathablls, braciole, lasagna!