I am a married retired individual who has loved to cook since I was 10 and in my early adult years was an active manager of food service establishments (restaurants, cafeterias, etc.)
My favorite things to cook
Virtually anything from simple and easy to complex, although the more complex items with unusual ingredients are becoming a pain to make. I guess age is lessening my tolerance for fussing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large meals at holidays with family and friends, usually a total of 14-20 people.
My cooking triumphs
Well orchastrated meals for guests when all items are hot together and blend together well and all taste great.
My cooking tragedies
A few lead ballons like trying to carve a leg of lamb for the first time to a table of new guests.