I prefer to cook from scratch and use non-processed ingredients, whenever possible. Some things are a must, like EVOIL, fresh ground pepper, and fresh herbs.
My favorite things to cook
Grilling, Baking/Desserts, Making things from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Local Hawaiian, Asian, Italian.
My cooking triumphs
My BBQ babyback ribs- I have perfected the chinese char siu and sticky-sweet traditional bbq recipes.
My cooking tragedies
Panna cotta for a dinner party that turned out like hardened jello!