Retired, been cooking for 30+ years but was not my occupation, at first it was survival then became an obsession. I place more value on good tasting food rather than how it presented, leave that to the TV and restaurant Chefs but I don't set down too shabby a plate when I set my mind to it. I am not a Chef just a good cook and love to experiment and enjoy making simple hearty dishes.
My favorite things to cook
My cooking interests pretty much say it all. My favorite Chefs are Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai, and Paul Prudhomme
My cooking triumphs
Every meal when someone says "That was great" at the end.
My cooking tragedies
More than I want to keep track of....