(if you would like to point me to a certain recipe. I'd welcome that. roan_gavinATyahooDOTcom I'm a culinary adventurer, die hard carnivore and single father of one. As soon as my son is old enough to ~cough~ leave me to my own devices, I have a dream of traveling the world aimlessly in search of food and the culture that feeds it...and kissing the girls.
My favorite things to cook
My current fascinations are tapas and most types of peasant food. I am also in search of the perfect lemonade. I also have a fascination by recipes with less than 5 ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My brothers and I telling our mother that she doesn't need to cook so much food at holidays and eating it all regardless. Yes..long-lived tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Successfully cooking my first gourmet dinner for me mum at approximately 12 years of age. I remember making trout in a walnut butter sauce with green beans and red potatoes. I got a kiss. My next was cooking for my first serious girlfriend and getting a kiss for it. Next, I cooked for a later girlfriend and her mates at a party. I got many...kisses. I soon came to the conclusion that cooking for women is rewarding...and here I am. Hmm...there is a theme here isn't there...Sensuality and food. Go rent Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, and Babette's Feast.
My cooking tragedies
Overzealous experimentation in my bread machine. My other tragedies I cannot recall. I'm sure my brain has buried the memories deep enough in my subconscious as to only surface when those foods are mentioned in passing...forcing a completely unexpected reaction such as sudden dry heaving.