I love to cook and have been learning ever since I was hired on as a chef in training at the "Wooden Spoons" in Portland Oregon back in 1975 (thanks to Tim Jacobbson). Tim taught me how to turn something as homely as chicken livers into something people would stand in line for in his small corner restaraunt. I've been hooked on cooking ever since.
My favorite things to cook
I love to find new ways to cook fish, shrimp, and poultry primarily, but am not at all adverse to exploring good pork, lamb, and beef recipes. I'm a food channel addict and improvise to make new taste/texture varations on excellent recipes. Not a big spice fan, but, I do explore light spiced foods. I don't like cilantro at ALL, so I take many of the recipes I see and use a more creative approach with different greens.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holdays are of course the best opportunity to show off what I can do, and I do enjoy cooking on those occasions.
My cooking triumphs
I enjoy cooking for friends and family, and they always seem to look forward to what I plate out.
My cooking tragedies
Don't think I've ever had one - hope I never do. Having a plan B recovery approach to everything I cook is a must!