For my wedding my mom gave me a cookbook, she was a good cook but didn't teach us girls. that was 45 years ago. I cooked every day and no-one died. the kids grew up and because of my career I didn't cook much for 25 years. Then we retired and I was really worried about having to cook everyday. I watched the TV shows, made friends with expert cooks, acquired lots of cookbooks and searched the web for recipies. Friends and family think I know how to cook well. I don't think so, but we qre not starving and every now and then I turn out a masterpiece.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, bread, desert, casseroles, salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
duck for christmas.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
lots, but nobody ever got sick.