Been lurking for a week or so and figured I would join. I am a pro photographer specializing in architecture and landscape projects when the work is available. The rest of the time I am thinking of what to cook next. I usually can be found at a friends home on weekends cooking for them and want to expand my food horizons as friends are always inviting me over to cook. I get great satisfaction when people ask me to come make dinner and want to be able to do more so I figured a forum would be a good place. Made my first creme brulee and quiche this week and shared it with friends and now they want more. I usually share my cooking with the elderly couple next door and anything new I make I give them a meal of it. I help her cook from time to time as she has a hard time chopping. I don't consider a person a true friend until they have cooked for me and I have coked for them. I have been cooking since 8th grade when I took a foods class where we had banquets for parents and school staff and loved it. Biggest meal was for over 100 people and it was all Mexican dishes which is still one of my favorite foods. I cooked often at home since that time and still love to cook. The only things I will not eat are liver, brussels sprouts and coconut, other than that I am up for it.