My favorite things to cook
Traditional Irish, German, country Italian (sous-chef at an Italian restaurant), English, Southern, and Finnish cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sadly, I'm the first and only cook of any significance in my family.
My cooking triumphs
My homemade sauerbraten is better (and supposedly more authentic) than that of the famous German restaurant downtown.
My cooking tragedies
My original recipe for "black and bleu shiitake delight" was a positively awful recipe, doomed to utter failure... I may yet resurrect it under the same name, with an actual working recipe, however.