Retired sailor, PhD student, dad
My favorite things to cook
Food that tickles my wife's palate and anything my kids (both adult and at home) like, comfort foods and tasties that amaze and amuse my friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family dinners, steaks and/or fish on the grill, and a lot of conversation around the table. Holidays are huge pot luck events where all the cooks in the family show off a bit.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to can in a pressure cooker and adapting favorite recipes for canning so even if a hurricane hits we can eat what we like.
My cooking tragedies
Canning clam chowder made with a nondairy creamer, it was hydrogenated and continued to throw yeast and I lost almost 2 gallons.......while it was sitting in the back of a kitchen cabinet.