I am a technologist and a private chef. I am currently working on a collection of recipes from my family and some of my own favorites that will soon be published.
My favorite things to cook
I love a challenge. I grill almost every day. Fowl, beef, pork, fish, vegtables. Anything. I usually take a French approach to any dish. But when it comes down to it, a nutritionally balanced meal is the best recipe. Comfort foods, processed foods, prepared foods should never be part of the American diet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sharing. When I was a child I learned the foundation of good cooking by spending time with my mother in the kitchen. I enjoyed every minute of it. That combined with many years in the Boy Scouts gave me skills and passion for creating great dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I just love creating dishes and sharing with friends. Every year I host a formal classic Christmas dinner. I invite just a few select people to enjoy a gourmet dinner to celebrate the season of food. Think Babette's Feast. Formal attire, formal place settings AND manners.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count. But they are the BEST learning experiences. I never walk away disappointed. I live to learn.