I am a business and IT professional in his late 20's who enjoys a variety of activities, with cooking being one of the primaries. My experience stretches for about half my life and my specialty to this point has been Italian and American, but, recently, I have been branching into Asian and Mexican foods and I want to start experimenting with Indian cuisine in the near future.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta remains my personal specialty, and I am always trying new combinations and sauce ingredients. I tend to be more discriminating when evaluating my efforts than those I normally feed, but I don't remember the last time that one of my sauces went truly wrong.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The full turkey spread at Thanksgiving as well as the family tradition of Corned beef on St. Patrick's day would be the highlight of my year for family food traditions.
My cooking triumphs
I experiment almost constantly and have a very good record of satisfied diners. My only experience with dissatisfaction recently comes from my sister whose stomach disagrees with black pepper, which (prior to this problem emerging) was one of my primary spices.
My cooking tragedies
My worst cooking experience was my only (to this point) attempt to make a pan-fried bread. This was only a year or so after I actually began using a stove (I might have been 15) and the end result was nearly inedible (luckily it was a personal attempt that no one other than myself tasted). My appreciation for careful addition of salt into recipes comes from this experience, not very much can still, easily be too much.