My husband and I have 6 grown children and 23 grandchildren (so far). We live in a rural area of Alaska and have a self sustaining garden. Try to keep a freezer full of moose, caribou, halibut and salmon. Wanting to learn more about our wild mushrooms, berries, rose hips, chamomile and other edible vegetation.
My favorite things to cook
We love anything greek, italian, mexican, japanese and comfort foods with less fat and carbs (challenging). Basic steak and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With such a big family and diversified ethnic foods each son or daughter in-laws bring to the table who knows what the next big meal will bring.
My cooking triumphs
My husband and I have always liked the Japanese culture of eating. Though "raw" in sushi is not our cup of oolong tea, I have come up with some wonderful sushi recipes using smoked salmon, cooked crab, fully grilled tuna, steamed halibut, egg and even all veggie. Besides it's fun to roll up some sushi together in the kitchen with a cup or sake.
My cooking tragedies
Again, with such a big family they each have their favorite traditional meals and to try to get them to open up to new recipes can be very challenging. I'm going to propose that once every so often everyone, at the same time, has to bring a new dish to a family gathering.