My father was an Army cook in WW2 and a restaurant chef afterwards. That's what sparked by love of cooking.
My favorite things to cook
BBQ, chili, asian cusine, cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
BBQ on holidays. I always cook most of the Thanksgiving meal. My wife says she is glad for the day off.
My cooking triumphs
Smoked pulled pork, smoked pork baby back ribs and smoked whole turkey in my backyard BBQ smoker.
My cooking tragedies
You know you have made a real cooking mistake when the dogs won't eat it. They are usually my four legged garbage disposals. Let's just say, even a dog won't eat scorched lentals.