have cooked for children's after school care group (as a volunteer). now supply food bank for homeless and hard up. Also help run a "coffee club" for teaching Asian students English.
My favorite things to cook
cakes, slices. pasta sauces. bbq's.
My favorite family cooking traditions
weekend bbq's - dog gets a chicken wing, we get all sorts of things. have done roasts, meats with home made marinades.
My cooking triumphs
Tied for first place at a cooking competition on 2006 Chinese moon festival competiton (I was one of 2 anglo-saxon competitors, 1 was Indonesian, all others were Chinese.) One off crazy ideas eg after realising that canned tomato soup made a good substitute for tomato paste when making bolognese (and its cheaper), decided to use pumpkin soup instead.
My cooking tragedies
Sometimes the one offs stay one offs for a good reason.