I've always thought that food is one of the greatest sensual treats in life. When I was younger, I was serious about going into the culinary arts... but was discouraged by one of the people I talked to... discouraged because he said.. " If you plan to get married, being a chef is not a good choice"... So... 25 years later I"m still not married or a Chef... One of life's lessons I guess... But it is never too late! Right? I've been reading a Peter Reinhart's "The Baker's Apprentice" and think I've found a new love... I mean, I've got to do better than that whole marriage thing right? My goal is to internalize what Peter is teaching.. and become a skilled baker. I'm probably too old, but I hold that "fools hope" of maybe having a small shop some day.... Who knows.. does not hurt to dream I guess. I am humbled by a website of so many artisans in the culinary field... I am looking forward to learning from your experiences and hope, when I get stuck on this road, that some of you can point me in the right direction.