Hey guys, glad to join the forum. I love food, but cooking had never been my interest... That is, until I moved out of my house in my 3rd year of university and quickly realized that I'd have to prepare my meals more often than before. This made me look for a college-budget cookware set, and I got a T-Fal 10pc. Even then, I wasn't cooking too much. But recently, I got a job at a Calphalon store, and have been cooking almost every other day! I've been able to use almost all surfaces and knives I could get my hands on through the lending program, and I now consider myself more equipped with cooking knowledge than the average guy. (Which, honestly, isn't all that much.) Cooking became a fun hobby because of work, and I wanted to expand my knowledge base and possibly learn a few new recipes. Looking forward to spending a lot of time here!