I cooked professionally for 13 years. It's lots harder than you would think, not like the TV shows and magazines make it and the hours are terrible. But I loved it anyway but When I had an opportunity to move in to an IT career and made the jump. I do most the cooking at home for my wife even though she is an excellent cook. I have a passion for cooking and will try almost anything. As I've gotten older I have been focusing on more healthy cuisine with lower fat and sodium.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that can be cooked in a Weber kettle style charcoal grill. Meats, veggies, fruits, even pizza.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving turkey on my Weber grill.