Home Chef winner: Mistakes make the best recipes

Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM ET

Meet John Clement, the latest winner of TODAY’s Home Chef Challenge, where readers go head to head on their best recipes. Readers voted his recipe for chicken primavera with linguine as the top pasta dish. Read more about the “avid-DIYer” below, and click here to get his winning recipe.

Age: 40

Hometown: Greenville, S.C.

How long have you been cooking?

I have been cooking since I was in 6th grade (my first dish was rice pudding).

Share your favorite cooking tip

Don't be afraid to experiment. Mistakes make some of the best recipes.

What would be your ideal last meal?

My ideal last meal would be Salisbury steak, smashed potatoes and gravy, sweet peas and homemade biscuits, and an Arnold Palmer to drink as well as homemade banana pudding for dessert.