I've been cooking since I was about 20, when I struck out on my own. I soon figured out that it was either cook or eat fast food every night. I shortly learned that cooking was an easy way for a guy to impress a date so I honed my skills by reading every cooking magazine I could get my hands on. Now that I'm married I'm the cook in the house. My wife is a good cook, but hates doing it. I really enjoy it.
My favorite things to cook
Steak, done just right on a searing hot grill. Chicken a hundred different ways, but my favorites include Chicken Adobo, Coq au Vin and boneless breast in a variety of cream sauces. I also enjoy making different kinds of pizzas. Well actually I don't believe it's really pizza anymore once you go beyond mozzarella and tomato sauce, but it still tastes good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pasta shells with butter and cabbage, Golomki.
My cooking triumphs
Every once in a while I whip up something that is outstanding out of my head. Unfortunately I rarely write the recipes down and they are usually lost forever.
My cooking tragedies
Every once in a while I whip up something that is absolutely awful out of my head. These I definitely don't write down and I try to forget. I guess I do a pretty good job of that because I can't think of one