Well, my hobbies aren't listed, really. I'm a writer who enjoys kung fu, beer and making dinner for friends. I got started when I was really young.
My favorite things to cook
Matzoh soup, protein and dumplings (Southern America Texas Style), My Beef and Burgundy Stew, anything vegetarian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I got started cooking with my great grandmother who told me stories about the
American Depression and made doughnuts out of canned biscuit dough. My dad's mom makes beautiful cakes.
My cooking triumphs
Roasted Corn and Poblano Pudding. learning to make cherry pie from scratch. making really good matzoh soup, Chai ice cream with spicy candied pecans, Passion tea sorbet. That first batch of Polenta Lasagna.
My cooking tragedies
Many of my tomato sauces (only at home, when I cooked professionally, I could make them go right)..Those first few cherry pies. Took quite a few omlettes before I finally made good ones.