I've enjoyed cooking since college days 35+ years ago, and it's not so much the cooking, but enjoying good food myself and sharing the experience with others. I can be a lazy cook at times, but right now my interest is renewed by my quest to lose about 50 pounds I've acquired over the past few years from serial efforts to quit smoking.
My favorite things to cook
I work at home, and have the luxury of time to make soups, stews, pot roasts and other slow-cooked delights that fill the house with great aromas, so these are what I make most often.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a New England Yankee, so my favorite memories are of things like great roasts of beef, pork, or lamb with all the trimmings, stewed chicken with biscuits, New England boiled dinners, steamed brown bread, and desserts like Indian pudding.
My cooking triumphs
My wife and I catered our own wedding, with help from friends, and many people said that it was the best wedding meal they'd ever had! It was simple food, but we sought the best ingredients and it came out very well.
My cooking tragedies
We hosted a clambake, and I used charcoal instead of renting gas burners. Fatal error! The food was good, but not ready until 10 PM!