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Legendary cooks run in the family

Tyler Bass is carrying on his family’s legend of good cooking. Another family legend, knowing how to garden, Tyler has not ventured into yet. But for now, he does know how to prepare what the garden produces.

In July 1994 Tyler’s grandfather, Eugene Ripley, was featured in this newspaper and later in the cookbook “Every Week, A Day In Your Kitchen.” The subject was cucumbers. The recipe was from Tyler’s grandmother, Linda Ripley. How to make Eight Day Cucumber Pickles was the featured recipe in the story and the cookbook. Almost 26 years later, wait until you read about what Tyler does with cucumbers.

“I think it was about second grade that I became interested in cooking,” Tyler said. “My grandmother was an excellent cook, my mother is also a good cook, but I first learned a lot from my grandmother. Guess I really got into cooking in high school. Both my parents were working so when I got home from school I would fix some dishes, especially casseroles; mostly simple things. But reall...

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