My name is Chris. I have cooked for fast food and a few country clubs in the area when I was younger. I am starting over in the cooking industry after a stint in EMS. I am working fast food again. ( jesus! square one all over again) but I love cooking from scratch at home. Im sure I will always be a student and it will always be my hobby. It is a skill that is practical for home life. I have decided to work my way up within the industry at the same time studying and practicing at home. Its terrible that I missed the week with Harold Mcgee discussion but I am happy there is much to read and learn on these boards. Thank you for having me and I hope I can contribute to some overall discussions. Btw, Pyro the dog is a yorkshire terrior my wife and I have had for 6 yrs, Pyro being a prefix meaning heat and fire respectively. Thanks, Chris.