30 yr/old geologist stuck in Texas.
My favorite things to cook
Steak and potatoes, fish, stew, gourmet wild game.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Potatoe soup on Christmas eve.
My cooking triumphs
The first one that comes to mind is a crawfish boil! I'm from the north (as are my parents and othe family), and when they visited they wanted to try crawfish. So, I boiled it up and it turned out great! Timed the potatoes, and corn so they wouldn't be soggy and used "Slap Ya Mamma" boil. Good stuff!
My cooking tragedies
Oh gosh, where to start... :-)
One of my first stews made for my parents when I came back from college! I used about half water / half red wine for the stock. Ha ha... It was horrible! Just a squirt would have done the trick.