I have worked before as a cook, but now cook only for pleasure.
I enjoy creating recipes, collecting recipes and cookbooks and discussing food and cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking just about anything, but creating new sauces appeals to me quite a bit.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family was always big on barbecues. My parents, being southern, instilled in me a love for good home made cooking and comfort food. However, from there, my tastes have broadened to include most world cuisines.
My cooking triumphs
I have cooked so many wonderful things, it is difficult to single out a few. Cooking for very large groups would have to be considered an achievement.
My cooking tragedies
I can't think of much...except I learned long ago not to shake seasonings from a container into foods. Something like red pepper or nutmeg overdone can be devastating!