Crazy; that's a description I hear a lot. To be fair, that's generally preceded by the statement "I like winters up here (Fairbanks, AK) much better than summers". They just don't realize the simple pleasures of stepping inside from -40 to the smell of fresh baked pumpernickel and the radiant heat of the woodstove.
My favorite things to cook
Particularly fond of making breads, soups, and stews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Instead of a traditional Christmas dinner, every year we'd sit down to a feast of homemade Asian (generally Chinese, but we mixed it up sometimes.)
My cooking triumphs
Nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when, after spending all week smoking, canning, vacuum-sealing, and cleaning, the last of the 450 lbs of salmon fillets are processed and preserved. (Then you sit down with a nice scotch and have just one can of smoked salmon).