My favorite things to cook
Have recently started outdoor Dutch oven and cast iron cooking. Lots of slow cook or one pot meals work well in Dutch oven cooking. You can make do with one pot but three is better (main, side dish, dessert).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian, German, Russian.
My cooking tragedies
Started cooking for family at age 10, so a pan of burnt potatoes was the worst.
My first really bad dish, after I was first married, was a pot of chili that was too hot for us to eat.