A friend once described me as a Professor of Foodology, because I was always so enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, when the subject of food came up. Within my family, I seem to be the "Go to Guy", when there's a question about how to cook most foods; although my brothers are just as talented in the kitchen as I am. There are a lot of great cooks in my family, and there has been for three generations; which makes for some tasty family get togethers.
My favorite things to cook
Barbeque; Give me a hot fire, and a quality piece of meat, and we'll have a great meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Soulfood, Barbecue, and a Thanksgiving spread of great food, so good, that you have to get seconds, just to taste everything, or use two plates, the first go around.
My cooking triumphs
Macaroni and cheese; I've had to make it for family gatherings for the past 22 years, and it's always a hit, inspite of all the other great food being served. Some years ago, I was tasked with cooking cornish game hens, and making the gravy, to go with the meal, for Christmas. Just the addition of some demi glace to the gravy had everyone wondering what I had done, to make it so tasty. About 12 years ago I made some hot wings for my nephew's birthday party. Three years later, my brother's friends were still talking about how good they were.
My cooking tragedies
1. My first attempt at frying chicken, 22 years ago, the chicken tasted fine, but didn't look that apettising at all. It just didn't brown properly. 2. I made a rookie mistake, a couple of years ago, when I cooked a turkey, for the first time. I left the giblet packet in the bird, and didn't realize it until a few days after the Christmas Holiday. The people I cooked for still aren't aware that it happened, and I ain't tellin'. LOL