I am a widower, a retired attorney and Superior Court Judge. My favorite pastimes are sailing, cooking, gardening and foreign travel.
My favorite things to cook
I really have no favorite dishes. I consider myself a gourmet home chef. My international cuisines are Country French, Northern Italian, Mandarin, Schezwan, Cantonese, Caribbean, Greek and Moroccan, to name a few.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When having family or friends over for brunch or dinner, I love keeping my menus a secret until the presentation is made. In many cases I have prepared a menu that my guests have not heretofore seen.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
I was serving barbecue steaks for our church members at the home of our Bishop. I had removed about 8 steaks from the grill. While walking back toward the house, our host's dog ran in front of me . . . knocking me down. I landed on my keester and the steaks were scattered about the lawn.
We won't mention the soufflés that had blowouts!!