I'm new to the forum, from San Diego California. Thought I would drop in and introduce myself: I'm 23, just starting culinary school. I never learned to cook growing up and how I got "into it" was completely by accident. Last semester (I'm learning at a community college) I took a baking class just for the reason that I wanted to learn some recipes to cook for my fiance. By week 5 I noticed this was something I actually loved, was good at and have a passion for. I do not plan to be a pastry chef mostly because I find that cooking offers more of an art and is not as exact. I have very little knowledge of the culinary field but am learning quickly and hope I can provide a positive element to this forum.