59 year old fart. Type 2 diabetic with a triple bypass.
My favorite things to cook
1) Bread, bread & more bread
2) What I call Fred's messes [throw a bunch of stuff together in a pot & hope for the best (different meats, potatoes or pasta, lots of veggies, gravy or tomato sauce & anything else I find laying around the pantry)]. I like them & they're fun to cook, my wife loves me and tolerates them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
American - I have my grandma's 1907 Lowney's cookbook. She bought it when my grandparents immigrated here.
My cooking triumphs
Used my grandma's pot roast recipe (so does everybody else, but all freinds & family say mine is the best) Whenever, someone in family wants pot roast, they invite me over to cook it for them.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list here, but I have fun trying.