My interest in cooking came in college. I was a hotel and restaurant major. We were not taught to cook in this major, just manage.
Being away from home and living with 4 guys and great friends we LOVED to cook. My roommate and I made about 3-4 meals per week. We also had a friend Maryann who was a great Italian cook. She would spoil us with great pasta dishes and desserts to die for.
Truthfully I should have made a career in cooking.
Today I mostly cook for my family. My wife is not into cooking at all. So it's me or dinner out. My 8 year old daughter has great interest in cooking and I hope she'll love the art as well.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love that it is all about family,good food and being thankful for what was, is and going to be.
There is no pressure for gifts, decorations, parties and a solid month of getting it right.
I also love fall and the cool weather this time of year offers.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 1991. I lived on the 24th floor of a hi rise condo. I was having my brother and friends over for dinner. As the food was half was finished cooking the power went out. I had to carry a full meal with bird down 24 flights of stairs and finish and serve dinner at my brothers house. I actually finished the bird in a microwave oven.
Dinner was w success. Believe it or not the bird was very tasty.
My cooking tragedies
To many to remember.