Heck, what can I say: I am, therefore I cook.
I'm working up to "I cook, therefore I am", but I'm not there yet!
My favorite things to cook
Low and slow to quick-fired, charred and smoky :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking up a "potpourri" on Thanksgiving. Getting out of bed early and frying up some celery, onion, pepper and sage. Not to eat, but to scent the house for the morning. Later it's cider, cinnamon and clove.
My cooking triumphs
Bouche de Noel (ha!); breads; roasts; built-up tomato sauces that are deglazed with nice wine; using a stick blender to get my son to eat vegetable soup :)
My cooking tragedies
The one Super Bowl sub they will not let me live down (though I thought it was great, and reminded me of Mr Subs in Chgo.). Savages!