I was so happy to read that non-chefs can join too. What a relief I don't like to cook everyday but I do enjoy cooking for special occasions or when I'm feeling adventurous after discovering a new recipe. After a lot of trial and error with mostly successes, I am at the point where I'd like to become more competent and focused about my cooking. My goal is to put together a repetoire I can both rely on and expand as the needs of my guests change. Unfortunately I don't know very many veteran chefs to pester with my questions or bounce ideas off of. My friends are in the same boat, they often ask me for advice So I am very happy that I can come here every once and awhile and ask a question or two.