I'm a professional librarian who also plays with yo-yos.
My favorite things to cook
I like experimenting with a wok and a few good ingredients. I'm also fond of my slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's tamale pie (she even made it for Thanksgiving one year) and my grandmother's fried sunfish. I'll never have those again, because nobody in the family can cook them like she could.
My cooking triumphs
I do most of the home cooking for our family. We have two kids. My wife loves to bake, but isn't much for cooking dinner, so that falls to me.
My cooking tragedies
We have nowhere to put a grill at home, so I have to modify grill recipes for our Jenn-Air rangetop grill, and it never really gets hot enough to do it right.