My mom taught me how to cook. She learned from my grandmother. That side of my family is from eastern Tennesee and western North Carolina. Needless to say, I was raised on fried chicken, fried pork chops, country style steak, beans, buscuits and cornbread, yea the good stuff!!! To support myself in college I cooked at a number of restaurants (Victoria Station, O'Brians, White Horse, Bennigans, Olive Garden etc.) So, I have picked up a few things along the way.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking pork bbq, chicken wings and ribs over hickory. Also like doing low country boils with shrimp and crab legs. In colder winter I like cooking stews and Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
BBQ and Fried Chicken...............
My cooking triumphs
Used to smoke 8 to 10 Boston Butts every summer for our family reunions.
My cooking tragedies
what can i say, I have had a few