Love to search out Non corporate restaurants. Have been a volunteer for the Dallas Famers Market and met a lot of the chef owners in the area. Biggest thrill was meeting Julia Child, she came to one of our cooking demonstrations. Other than that i just enjoy cooking, canning, yes canning...sure wished i was more confident at that. I need to get back on a roll of trying new stuff....hence this site. Wine sauces are something i would like to experiment more with.
My favorite things to cook
Lately, it seems like pizza, pizza, pizza. Love to grill and smoke meats like Pork Shoulder, Brisket and Ribs. Love the New BBQ show on TLC. I have a weber with a Digi Q just like a lot of the Q'ers on the show. Wooo hoooo.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Unlike others my family cooking traditions are totally lacking. My mother was never a cook, just hacked out the basics. For instance spaghetti sauce was tomato soup.
Therefore, I pretty well had to learn almost everything from the TV. Jacque Pepin, I recorded everyone of his shows.....the thing i remember most is the importance of quality knives.
My cooking triumphs
When i had friends over for Thanksgiving and they couldn't believe that I made the rolls from scratch. In fact, they took most of them home.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, among the many....cause i will try anything.....Cannonball Bread. I could sink battleships with them.