Well, I currently reside in Maryland, via Europe, Georgia (USA), Texas, and California. Moving around has given me new styles and ways to cook food. Food goes best with wine or beer too! These are a few of the things that you can always enjoy in life (....in moderation that is)!
My favorite things to cook
Man, where to start!?! Firstly, I love cooking on the grill, there is nothing like the smell of vegetables and meat on the grill. There is also nothing comparable to the taste as well. Smokers are a great thing too! They go hand in hand with the grill tasty! Finally, I always suggest that you always cook with butter and/or olive oil. They are king in my book. They increase the flavor a hundredfold in anything and everything. Oh! And I can't forget garlic, you can never have enough and it is a great substitute for salt!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My rebuttal to this, is, the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Easy enough. There is also another part of my, from my Puerto Rican side. I love Puerto Rican food. Pastilles, acapullia, arroz con gondules, man they are awesome. It is also hard to make.
My cooking triumphs
A beautifully broiled Salmon steak, broiled with raspberry honey and toasted sliced almonds. A colorful side of brocolli, carrots and cauliflower, and a wonderful couscous with pinenuts, garlic and parsley!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make Puerto Rican arroz con pollo. It was horrible! It was my first time attempting to cook rice.