I'm an older retired guy living in the Philippines and enjoying life. Cooking at 5000 feet and sourcing ingredients here is like being in a perpetual detective story. I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I like to try different things, with admittedly mixed success. Chicken Cordon Bleu is my latest experiment. Taste is okay, but getting those suckers rolled up is a farce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Comfort food and fast food of the Fifties and Sixties are my main areas of interest. Coney dogs, pizza, and ice cream.
My cooking triumphs
Better quality ice cream (for the Philippines), homemade pizza with a great homemade sauce, and uhh-gly French Crullers that melt in your mouth are the stuff I remember.
My cooking tragedies
Coney sauce, not chili, for hot dogs is a failure so far, can't find the right recipe. And gnocchi ... good gosh, how can you mess up gnocchi? But I did!