I am a professional home chef more of a major hobby of mine. I do weekly cooking for my fishing club, hence my user ID ftcchef (Freeport tuna club).
I love cooking and fishing and that is a great combination (if you can catch the fish)
My favorite things to cook
I try to cook almost anything
I love BBQ (I am thinking of venturing into the BBQ competitions cooking, with the Kansas City BBQ Association).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandmothers and my Step Grandmother and my Step Great Grandmother (Polish, and German) taught me everything I know from making homemade Porgies to Sauerbraten and everything in between. Considering my Polish step great grand mother had 15 children to feed and family get togethers were in the 40 + with great grandchildren and so on.
My cooking triumphs
my very own BBQ spare rib recipe that I began making when I was 10 over the years I only tweaked a little of it.
I have been now adapting it for smoking it for the BBQ competitions, and so far it has an awesome taste combination.
My cooking tragedies
along the way there were many tragedies but the worse one was when I was about 12 and made beef goulash.
It got burnt and I tried to cover it up by adding sugar and tossing in grapes, my brother almost died from it, he asked me if I was trying to kill him that it was that awful.