Im 20 years old and Ive been cooking since i was big enough to stand on a chair and see over the counter in my grandmas kitchen. I came from a very country cooking background, as well as knowing how to cook a few game meats with having several hunters in the family. I work in a restaurant, but my favorite cooking is done at home.
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican and Caribbean flavors, though i tend to be a bit of a food snob when it comes to mexican restaurants. I have a deep love of pork just about any way you can cook it, tho i still have a problem with chitlins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite traditions are my Granny June's vegetable soup, full of veggies that she and my grandpa canned or pulled right out of their own garden and juicy chunks of beef. My other favorite tradition is my Momaw Beverly's yeast rolls, usually made at the holidays, and leave her entire house smelling like bread.
My cooking triumphs
The best and most popular thing Ive ever made was my honeyed apple pie. Cooking gala apples in a skillet with honey, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinammon, and baked in a homemade piecrust. If i make this for a group, and they get there before dinner is ready, this pie disappears before dinner gets served!
My cooking tragedies
I cannot make bread to save my life. I dont know why, every time I try to make a simple white bread or a batch of rolls, it turns out terrible. even being taught by two grandmothers how to make bread hasnt helped! I just stick to going to the bakery now instead of trying it myself ;).